Caritas Australia Raises Millions Of Dollars Through Project Compassion

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Caritas Australia was able to raise over $11 million during Project Compassion thanks to the generous support of thousands of people, schools and parishes throughout Australia. Donors showed their solidarity with the poorest communities around the well and helped Caritas raise a lot of money nationally. The annual Lenten fund raising and awareness campaign organised by Caritas every year ran until the end of June and was able to bring thousands of Australians together to join in the fight against poverty, uphold dignity and promote justice. Paul O’Callaghan CEO of Caritas Australia said he felt overwhelmed by the amazing generosity of an army supporters that came from every territory and state this year.

 “For 50 years, Project Compassion has enabled Caritas to transform the lives of millions of people, I have seen the impact of this work first hand in communities like Timor Leste, the Philippines and Nepal and I’m humbled by this enormous response from our supporters. This money will enable Caritas to continue our life-changing work with those most marginalised in more than 30 countries globally and within Australia.” Mr O’Callaghan said.

Largest fundraising campaign in Australia

Project Compassion is easily one of the largest fundraising and awareness campaigns in Australia and Mr O’Callaghan says that Caritas looks forward to the next 50 years. This year Caritas Australia drew from six feature stories that originated from India, Cambodia, Australia, Papua New Guinea, Laos and Malawi. These case studies show how education, training and the transfer of knowledge empowers people and the communities they live in to transform their futures and in the process create enduring change. The theme for this year’s campaign was “Learning more, creating change”. Project Compassion in 2016 celebrated the power of learning and the organisations methods of working with local partners all over the wold to provide hope to the most vulnerable people and the most marginalised.

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