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THREE SOUTHWEST SIDE GROUPS AWARDED $85,000 BY
ARCHDIOCESE OF CHICAGO’S
CATHOLIC CAMPAIGN FOR HUMAN DEVELOPMENT

Chicago, IL (November 11, 2009) – Three community groups were awarded $85,000 by the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) to help residents in Chicago’s southwest neighborhoods.  Brighton Park Neighborhood Council received $20,000 for foreclosure prevention and their Education Justice Campaign; Centro de Trabajadores Unidos received $20,000 for an immigrant worker’s project; and Southwest Organizing Project was awarded $45,000 for violence prevention issues.  More information about these groups can be found in the 2009 Catholic Campaign for Human Development’s Annual Report on the Archdiocese of Chicago’s web site, www.archchicago.org.

The Catholic Campaign for Human Development works to help strengthen families and communities throughout the Archdiocese of Chicago.  This important work is made possible by donations from Catholic parishioners who are being asked to be as generous as possible this Thanksgiving season with their financial gifts to the annual CCHD collection the weekend of November 21 and 22.  In 2008, ninety-five percent of Archdiocesan parishes participated in the CCHD collection.

The Archdiocese of Chicago’s CCHD is committed to addressing the root causes of poverty, abiding strictly to the Social Teachings of the Catholic Church, including the respect for life and the dignity of all human beings.  Individuals who wish to contribute to the CCHD, or for additional information, can contact Rey Flores, Director, CCHD, Cardinal Meyer Center, 3525 South Lake Park Avenue, Chicago, Illinois, 60653-1402, 312-534-3690, rflores@archchicago.org.

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