Poverty Awareness

How Catholic Charities Reduces Poverty in America

Helped welcome and integrate over 300,000 immigrants, refugees, and asylees.

Responded to 26 natural disasters in 28 states and all 5 US territories

Fed nearly 10 million people, served 120,500 meals per day and prepared a total 44 million meals

10 WAYS TO ADDRESS POVERTY

1
Educate yourself about poverty in your community and in the United States.

2
Identify an issue (such as affordable housing, integrated health, nutrition, disaster operations) you are passionate about and can take action on.

3
Familiarize yourself with legislation and policy proposals that impact low-income families and individuals.

4
Reach out to those living in poverty in your community by participating in parish and community activities and service.

5
Identify existing resources or groups working on your issue in your community.

6
Pray for those whose lives are impacted by poverty. Download Prayer

7
Share what you have learned with others in your community and encourage them to take action too. Download Social Media Toolkit

8
Let your voice be heard by involving yourself in advocacy activities at the local, state and national levels.

9
Learn about volunteering with Catholic Charities in your community. Find a Catholic Charities agency near you

10
Support Catholic Charities’ efforts. Donate Now

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