Catholic Charities

Annual Fall Giving Campaign

Welcome to “Dignity & Hope”—Catholic Charities’ 2017 Annual Fall Appeal. Thisis our major fundraising activity of the year for our most faithful and committed donors. In advance, I thank you for your serious consideration of using this campaign for a special, year-end contribution to help us, so we can help the poor in our local communities that desperately need our care and attention.

It is a foundational principle of the staff, board, and the many volunteers at Catholic Charities that all people have a sacred and inherent value. We honor the dignity of others in our care for the poor and those suffering through an unexpected crisis. By acknowledging their dignity through service, we ignite the flame of hope. The funds raised through your generosity will directly support our programs and services that create new opportunities and changed futures for poor families, children, and seniors in crisis in our local communities. I ask that you invite your family, friends, and colleagues to join with Catholic Charities and expand our circle of support as we continue to offer Dignity & Hope to thousands of needy families each year.

I cannot thank you enough for your past support of our noble cause, for your friendship, and for your eagerness to help those most in need in our Inland Counties. Your generosity allows us to be your heart and hands in the community as we “Provide Help, Create Hope” for those in our communities with the greatest needs.

Most Gratefully,

Ken F. Sawa, MSW, LCSW
CEO/Executive Vice President

View these short 3 to 4 minute videos and see exactly how Dignity & Hope matter!


“They were helping me with electricity and rental

assistance and I let them know that I had an

even greater need. Catholic Charities has

encouraged me and provided resources while I

look for a night job … and now I will be going

back to school as well.”


“I was very devastated and scared about my

immigration status. Then Catholic Charities

helped me put my life together one step at a

time. All I received was nothing but love from

Catholic Charities.”


“My daughter was taken from me by CPS. I was

recommended to counseling and a parenting class

at Catholic Charities. I didn’t think I needed it, but

I was actually wrong. It increased my parenting

skills with my daughter. I changed as a mom and

my daughter is home with me again.”


“I never had any support from my home when it

came to school. The Catholic Charities’ Homework

Center had a big impact on me. I wanted to give

up school. They helped me. I graduated from high

school and was ranked 23rd with honors.”


“I take care of a man that’s on oxygen 24/7, and

we were living in my car. Catholic Charities has

helped immensely, and I am so grateful. They

were able to put us in a hotel so we could find

someplace to live.”


“We left Syria because of the war. When Catholic

Charities came, for the first time since I left my

country I felt secure. They treated us with

kindness, and they were interested in every


Catholic Charities Social Work Non-Profit Fellowship Program

Established in 2009 and in partnership with the CSUSB school of Social Work, the Catholic Charities’ Non-Profit Fellowship Program accepts four MSW students each year and provides 50% tuition scholarships, senior staff mentor ship, and 60 hours of direct exposure to the mission, operations, and programs of Catholic Charities as a premiere multi-service non-profit organization that serves the most vulnerable in our communities.