“Amen, I say to you, whatever you did for one of these least brothers of mine, you did for me.”—Matthew 25:40

Stories of Hope

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What Causes Food Insecurity and What are Solutions to It?

Imagine the entire state of California not knowing where their next meal will come from. For 38.3 million Americans—just shy of California’s 39.5 million population—this uncertainty is a reality of daily life. Learn more about food insecurity here.
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World Day of the Poor 2021: Striving for Economic Justice

Sunday, November 14, 2021, is the fifth World Day of the Poor. It is a time where we are reminded of our call to empower and uplift our brothers and sisters who are marginalized and fall victim to systemic poverty. As Catholics, it is our duty to intentionally encounter those experiencing poverty in order to understand it on a deeper level...
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Support For Immigrant Communities in San Antonio, TX

Around 12% (or 295,300 people) of the San Antonio population are immigrants. Located near the US/Mexico border, the city has been a beacon of hope to immigrants from around the world since the early 19th century. These vibrant communities have contributed not only billions of dollars to the local economy...
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Busing, Segregation, and Education Reform in Boston

Boston and the neighboring city of Cambridge have been heralded as bastions of world-class education for ages. Prestigious schools can be found throughout the region -- and include 54 colleges such as Harvard, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Tufts University, and countless private schools, housing around 250,000 students...
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Supporting Restorative Justice Practices in St. Louis

For 50 years, the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) has supported organizations in communities across the US that make positive differences in people's lives. By confronting the root causes of poverty and funding local groups that address systemic issues such as criminal justice, we aim to improve the lives of those who are marginalized. Every single person, as created in the image of God, is entitled to a happy and dignified life.
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Doing Good Isn't Always Easy. But it's Never Been More Important.

"Goodness, together with love, justice and solidarity, are not achieved once and for all; they have to be realized each day. It is not possible to settle for what was achieved in the past and complacently enjoy it, as if we could somehow disregard the fact that many of our brothers and sisters still endure situations that cry out for our attention.”
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How You've Helped Us Lift the Downtrodden for 50 Years

For 50 years now, the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) has supported community organizations that address and remedy the root causes of poverty -- and we couldn't have done it without your help. Learn where your dollars have gone over the years.