CCSCC 2017 Appeal

If truly you hear His voice, harden not your hearts.” Psalm 95

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“As a Mother….my dreams are for my children’s future. During the hardest time in our lives, Catholic Charities gave us hope, choices and real opportunities. I can honestly say Catholic Charities changed our lives forever! Thank you!” Theresa

Challenging times impact us all, but the poor and marginalized are the most dramatically affected, as we witnessed when the flood devastated the homes of 10,000 families. Catholic Charities is the agency who will be there long-term to support the needs of flood survivors - helping them find resources and dealing with the trauma of their loss. This is the kind of work we do and have done for 60 years - helping those in need, those left out of the economic boom of Silicon Valley. Catholic Charities is steadfast in our commitment to serving vulnerable people of all cultures and beliefs, of all ages from seniors to children. We hope you will join other faithful families and support the urgent and long-term work of Catholic Charites.  

Here is a story of one grateful family who participates in our after-school school programs in the under-served Franklin-McKinley School district 

“My 8th grade son attends one of the Catholic Charities’ CORAL programs. He loves science and reading. More than an academic program, CORAL focuses on strengthening everyone in the family. I was so ashamed that I was sharing an apartment with 2 other families. I was depressed and cutting back on my medications to buy food. But because the CORAL staff was so encouraging, I finally opened up and asked for help. Catholic Charities helped us find housing I could afford and helped me with budgeting. I’m also in counseling and hoping to get my GED before my son Andre graduates. We will be the first in my family to have high school diplomas! It’s not much to most people but it’s a dream come true to me. Thank you Catholic Charities.” Theresa

Please consider turning Help into Hope both for recent flood survivors and families like Theresa’s with a generous gift or monthly pledge of your choice. This year the Sobrato Family Foundation will double all new donations! With housing costs taking up to 50% of family income here in Santa Clara County, Theresa’s story is typical of so many of the invisible families in our community. 

Catholic Charities does not receive funding from the Diocesan Annual Appeal.  You represent our core source of private funding.  When challenging times impacted Theresa and her family- they never gave up - and either did we. We can’t do it without you!

On behalf of the thousands of individuals and families served by Catholic Charities, I thank you for your prayerful consideration of our request. 
  
May God bless you and your family,

Gregory R. Kepferle
Chief Executive Officer

Questions? Prefer to donate by phone? Contact Linda Pippin at 408.325.5125

 

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