FALL RIVER — The Fall River Diocese 2018 Catholic Charities Appeal is entering its final weeks, and Appeal officials encourage those who have not yet made their donation to do so before its June 27th conclusion.
As on Monday, June 11, the Appeal had raised slightly over three million dollars.
Anyone can track the progress of the 2018 Appeal by visiting its website at www.frdioc-catholiccharities.org and checking the status bar, which is updated daily. Running totals for individual parishes in the diocese are provided under the Appeal Highlights menu tab.
Funds collected through the Catholic Charities Appeal fund the charitable programs, agencies and ministries sponsored by the Fall River Diocese to respond to those in need of spiritual and material assistance. This assistance is given without regard to race, creed, nationality, gender, or economic status.
Last year, 94 cents of every dollar contributed to the Catholic Charities Appeal was directed to the services and programs it supports.
“Being able to assure people that 94 cents of every dollar they donate will go directly to assist people in need is a distinct plus for us here in the Catholic Charities Appeal office,” said Appeal Director Michael Donly. “It has helped us establish a very positive relationship with the thousands of donors from the 82 parishes across the diocese. They know we are doing all we can to be good stewards of their generosity, and that we take pride in our efforts to do just that.”
Contributions to the 2018 Catholic Charities Appeal can be made online at www.frdioc-catholiccharities.org; dropped off at any parish in the diocese; or mailed to the Catholic Charities Office, P.O. Box 1470, Fall River, Mass. 02722. Please contact that office at 508-675-1311 with any questions.