I hope this Christmas greeting finds you enjoying the holy season of Advent
and preparing for the celebration of Christ’s birth!
2017 has been an incredible year at Catholic Charities. With the opening of
three new housing communities, Rising Strong, the Walla Walla Teen Center,
and 24/7 services at the House of Charity, we have great reason to praise
God! Miracles happened with funding, staff rallied at every turn, volunteers
blessed each endeavor with time, treasure, and talent – it makes my head
spin thinking about it all!
And while tax credit dollars built the housing, and partnerships, grants and
municipal monies helped establish new programs, we would be no where
without YOU, our faithful community of volunteers, individual donors and
Opening doors is one thing – sustaining operations is another. It is your gifts
to Catholic Charities that truly save and transform lives.
• You supply linens, household items and furniture for new
housing communities like Pope Francis Haven and Donna
• You provide toiletries and towels for warm showers and
socks, gloves, and hats for patrons of the House of Charity.
• You fill food pantries with non-perishable items at
St. Margaret’s Shelter and Rising Strong.
• You give diapers and pajamas, clothing and baby items to
clients of CAPA/Prepares.
•You provide essential operating funds that benefit every one
of our programs in Eastern Washington when you make a
monetary donation to the Catholic Charities Collection!
When we call to our faithful community with a need, you answer. Over and
over again, you pray and give because you understand the need. Catholic
Charities will not give up seeking new solutions. With you, we will find ways
to provide dignity and resources to those who are hurting amongst us.
And so, as we celebrate the birth of our Savior, we celebrate you and your
willingness to live the Christian faith and support our mission. Thank you
for sharing your gifts and advocating in hope with us. May you have a very
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
President & CEO
Catholic Charities Eastern Washington
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