Catholic Charities News
This week is National Migration Week. Each year, hundreds of thousands of immigrants and refugees enter the United States seeking a better life for themselves and, often, their families. Once in the country, these individuals face linguistic, cultural, economic and legal challenges.
On Christmas Eve, Catholic Charities was honored to partner with Team Menino, the family of late Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino, to distribute thousands of gifts to families in need at our Teen Center at St. Peter's in the Bowdoin-Geneva section of Dorchester.
On Friday, December 20th, Catholic Charities South in Brockton opened its doors to parents and guardians of about 500 children for a unique gift giving assistance program. Thanks to donations from Toys for Tots and the support of parishes from both Plymouth and Norfolk counties, parents and guardians were able to choose several toys and outfits for each child along with stocking stuffers and gift wrapping supplies.
"Many years ago Catholic Charities helped me when I needed it. I'm giving back a small amount in the hopes that it can help another young mother!" - An Anonymous Donor
During this Christmas season of giving, Catholic Charities is very thankful for the donations that we receive- both large and small- that enable us to continue giving to those members in our communities who are most in need. Every gift, every dollar, every donor is important.