Catholic Charity Appeal 2020

It is in giving that we receive…” – Prayer of Saint Francis

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Thank you for helping us serve so many!

Because of generous people like you, the Catholic Charity Appeal is able to support numerous ministries and programs of the Diocese of Providence, Rhode Island, providing social, educational and spiritual support to thousands of Rhode Islanders each year regardless of race, creed or background. Your gift makes a real impact!

The services provided by the ministries supported by the Catholic Charity Appeal range from…

  • + social service ministries providing direct support to the poor, the hungry and homeless
  • + immigration and refugee services
  • + emergency rent and medical aid
  • + prison ministry
  • + justice and peace education, which works to end violence in the inner city
  • + community advocacy for needs in the community
  • + social service ministries that work in concert with other ministries, such as the State Department of Elderly Affairs to provide services to Rhode senior citizens, as well as Respite Care for those who assist the sick and elderly
  • + child care voucher program for low income families
  • + a youth camp
  • + two youth centers
  • + statewide sports league (Catholic Athletic League – CAL)
  • + substantial financial and scholarship aid to students with financial need to attend Rhode Island Catholic schools
  • + grants for ministries outside the diocese that provide service consistent with that of the case statement of the Fund, for instance, the Rhode Island Food Bank and the Rhode Island Poverty Institute
  • + grants to “Keep The Heat On,” a program for emergency heating assistance for low income individuals or families