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Archdiocese COVID-19 Relief Fund

The Archdiocese of Chicago, in partnership with Catholic Charities, has launched an ambitious effort to support individuals and communities impacted by COVID-19.

Make a donation here.

FOOD, BURIAL, SHELTER AND OTHER BASIC NEEDS
Denise feared going outside during the pandemic and was unsure how her family of six would remain fed. Once she understood the safety protocols put in place, she thanked everyone for helping to make this stressful situation just a bit easier to manage.
SCHOLARSHIPS AND EMERGENCY TUITION ASSISTANCE
“Our family is so grateful for this scholarship. THANK YOU for coming alongside us during these difficult times.”
—St. Anastasia School family
PARISH-BASED MINISTRIES
“I am very grateful. All that was done for us was really good.”
(Estoy muy agradecida. Muy bien todo lo que se ha hecho por nosotros.)
—Maria M.
KOLBE HOUSE INMATE RE-ENTRY MINISTRY
“When we were no longer able to visit jail inmates due to the pandemic, we were committed to continuing our outreach to this vulnerable population…we have been able to provide food, supplies and spiritual support to many early release inmates.”
—John McNichols, Kolbe House Ministry

View interviews with recipients, including a message from Cardinal Cupich and Sally Blount, CEO of Catholic Charities

 
 

DISTRIBUTIONS TO DATE

Program Distributions to date
Catholic Charities – Food Assistance $1,265,000
Catholic Charities – Burial Assistance $735,000
Catholic Charities – Shelter Assistance $3,508,261
Catholic Schools Emergency Scholarships – 2020/21 School Year $1,400,000
Domestic Violence Prevention $834,180
Parish ministries – Soup Kitchen and Food Pantries $248,074
Kolbe House – Inmate Reentry Ministry $196,000
Vital Crisis Ministries $125,000
Digital Equipment $50,000
Total $8,361,515

*Valid as of Sept. 15, 2020; will change as needs develop.

You can view the full impact report here.

Archdiocese of Chicago
Stewardship and Development Office
[email protected]
312.534.7959