| Annual CCHD collection Nov. 21-22
The annual Catholic Campaign for Human Development collection will be taken up in parishes the weekend of Nov. 21-22. The campaign is the domestic anti-poverty, social justice program of the U.S. Catholic bishops.
Its mission is to address the causes of poverty in America through the promotion and support of community-controlled self-help organizations.
Nine East Bay organizations that advocate for people on the margins, including homeless youth, disabled people, senior citizens and those living in economically challenging communities, received $285,000 in grants funded from last year's collection.
To see of a video of CCHD funds at work, visit www.cchdeastbay.org. It is possible to donate to the Catholic Campaign for Human Development in the Diocese of Oakland by writing a check or money order to Catholic Charities of the East Bay, writing "For CCHD" in the memo line. Send it to: Catholic Campaign for Human Development, c/o Catholic Charities of the East Bay, 433 Jefferson St., Oakland, CA 94607.
2015 national grant recipients:
• Contra Costa Interfaith Sponsoring Committee (CCISCO), $50,000
• Gamaliel of California, $45,000
• Oakland Community Land Trust, $65,000
• Parent Voices Oakland, $55,000
• Prospera, $35,000
2015 local grant recipients:
• Community Resources for Independent Living, $10,000
• People United for a Better Life in Oakland, $5,000
• United Seniors of Oakland and Alameda County, $10,000
• Youth Spirit Artworks, $10,000
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