Tens of millions of Americans are struggling below the poverty line-struggling to better their lives and meet the needs of their families. Our faith calls us to work for an end to the injustices of poverty. The Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) stands with poor and low income people, helping them create permanent solutions to poverty in their communities. Real, sustainable change is happening because of the support of parishioners across the country. CCHD’s efforts are funded almost entirely through an annual parish Collection. This year’s Appeal will take place on November 17th and 18th We send 75% of the donations to the CCHD national office to support anti-poverty projects across the country. We keep 25% here in our diocese to fund initiatives to benefit our local communities.