Catholic Courier

Posted: October 21, 2011

Last Updated: March 23, 2012

The Catholic Courier/Catholic Charities Christmas Appeal

The Catholic Courier/Catholic Charities Christmas Appeal is a collaborative annual effort to raise emergency funds for thousands of needy people throughout the Diocese of Rochester.

Christmas Appeal donations help individuals and families in short-term financial crisis. These are people who have no financial resources and are either awaiting or ineligible for assistance from other sources. Grants go toward such needs as furnace repairs, children's prescriptions, transportation to job interviews, security deposits and food assistance.

Appeal proceeds are collected by the Catholic Courier and then allocated to the emergency funds of the various Catholic Charities agencies and affiliates throughout the 12-county diocese.

Each year's campaign runs from Thanksgiving through the end of February. Campaign administration is performed as a public service by the Courier staff, so nearly every penny donated to the Christmas Appeal goes directly to those in need. The appeal's only costs are nominal printing and postage for annual solicitation letters to prior donors.

Learn more by reading the articles below and CLICK HERE to contribute by mail (requires Adobe Acrobat Reader; if you do not have this software installed on your computer, you can download it here).

Donations received after February are credited to the next year's campaign.


November 4, 2013
2013-2014 Christmas Appeal Campaign

This section includes articles about the 2013-14 campaign, which raises money for the emergency funds of the various agencies of Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Rochester.

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November 5, 2012
2012-2013 Christmas Appeal Campaign

This section includes articles about the 2012-13 campaign, which raises money for the emergency funds of the various agencies of Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Rochester.

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March 23, 2012
2011-2012 Christmas Appeal Campaign
2011-2012 Christmas Appeal Campaign

This section includes articles about the 2011-12 campaign, which concluded February 29 after raising more than $45,000 for the emergency funds of the various agencies of Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Rochester. Donations for the 2012-13 campaign are welcomed anytime, although solicitation will not begin till the coming fall.

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October 20, 2011
2010 Campaign
2010 Campaign

The 2010 campaign ran from November 2010 to February 2011, raising $41,000 for the Catholic Courier/Catholic Charities Christmas Appeal. This section lists the Courier articles related to that campaign.

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