2021 is the 50th Anniversary of the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD). Unfortunately, issues of poverty throughout many communities have worsened in the past year due to job loss and domino effects stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic. Supporting the work of CCHD this anniversary year is more important than ever before! Your support for this collection brings positive change to communities across the country and empowers those living in poverty to transform the places they live into reflections of the Kingdom of God.
Currently 38 million people in the United States live in poor conditions. This collection funds programs that empower local communities to address the challenges they face. It identifies and addresses the root causes of poverty, and provides resources to help people survive and thrive. In addition, 25% of the funds we collect remain in our diocese to fund local anti-poverty projects. This year, the Diocese of Honolulu will be participating in the CCHD collection through your local parish on November 21, the Solemnity of Christ the King.
In Bishop Larry Silva’s letter to all in our Diocese, he states:
“I strongly encourage all to give generously to this CCHD collection as a way that members of the Catholic Church can proclaim the living Jesus Christ to the world and participate in building God’s Kingdom.”
By supporting this collection, you are giving those on the margins a hand up, not a handout. Please be generous. Mahalo!