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This Is Happening in a Neighborhood Near You

Posted on April 23, 2018 by Catholic Charities Admin  |  Share

A  Special Message from Msgr. Sullivan

I count you among our most committed and compassionate friends. That’s why I want to invite you personally to be a part of Catholic Charities’ 2018 ANNUAL FUND DRIVE. We’ve been working hard to serve all those who need us, but, as I write today, we really need your help to keep up. Neighbors like Juana and her daughters, Julia and Estefany, are counting on it.        

Juana, a single mother, was forced to make the heartbreaking decision to leave her girls with a family friend in their native El Salvador so she could support them by cleaning houses in the U.S. But even financial support couldn’t keep the girls safe. The threat of violence is tragically common in El Salvador, and to protect her younger sister, Julia fled with Estefany to find their mother in New York City.

The sisters traveled for three months. They traveled by car, by bus, by crowded float and even by foot for thousands of miles without the care or guidance of a parent. In the summer of 2014, they were finally reunited with their mother. Their courage and resilience is extraordinary, and yet they represent just two of the thousands of children with similar stories helped each year by Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New York — children fleeing gangs and poverty to seek a safer, more prosperous life in this land of opportunity.

This is the kind of help and hope YOU make possible. I hope you will renew your support for Catholic Charities’ good works today by making a gift to the 2018 ANNUAL FUND DRIVE.

                And remember, in helping meet material needs, you’re also providing the previous gift of hope to people in desperate need. I pray you’ll be as generous as you can.

With deep gratitude,

Msgr. Kevin Sullivan

Executive Director

P.S. I urge you to answer the prayers of a family in desperate need by making a generous gift today.

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