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