Thursday, December 30, 2010

Two Days Left to Make a Year-End Gift!

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You have just two more days to make your year-end, tax-deductible gift to Catholic Charities! Of course, we understand that you give for many reasons – a tangible sign of your faith, compassion for your neighbors and belief in a better way forward as a community.

Whatever your reason, you can look around your community and see poverty. You know someone who has lost their job or their home. You know someone who has struggled with the staggering cost of health care, or wrestled with mental illness or fought for independence as an individual living with a disability. At Catholic Charities, we are working with more than 100,000 people each year, one at a time, to offer them help that empowers and hope that lasts.  And you can help us make a difference with your gift.

Here are just a few of the many ways your gift will help:

$25 – Purchase 200 pounds of food with a gift of $25 and help the Southern Maryland Food Bank combat the incredible hunger in three counties! We can turn each dollar into eight pounds of food. This gift is especially important as funds can be saved for a time when canned good donations are not meeting the demand solely.

$50 – Provide tools for students in the Pre-Apprenticeship Green Construction Program at the Spanish Catholic Center in DC. This program teaches new construction techniques and skills that include the latest in green technology.

$150 – Cover the legal fees for an individual to apply to become a United States citizen with guidance of our expert Immigration Legal Services staff.

$500 – Help 20 patients cover their $25 contribution fee for follow-up specialty health care through our Archdiocesan Health Care Network – often the pro bono doctors are donating thousands in care to these patients.

$5,000 – Your gift will set up a new business center for the Angel’s Watch Women’s Shelter, which provides housing and support to women and children fleeing abuse. New computers, work space, printers, fax machines and maintenance will allow clients to find or continue employment in an environment free from abuse.

Are you ready to help us? Make a gift here online or you can call us at 202-772-4394 to speak with a member of the Foundation staff.