supporting CCHD through the annual second collection

     Catholic Diocese of Arlington

    The annual CCHD collection

    For forty years, the annual second collection for CCHD,  held each year on the weekend before Thanksgiving,  has supported the efforts of low-income people to improve their lives, by providing funding to help them work together to create jobs, improve neighborhoods, train adults for employment at a living wage, keep schools safe and enriching for children, and raise leaders for the future. 

    The work of the Catholic Campaign for Human Development is made possible by the generous donations of Catholic parishioners whose contributions in the annual collection, and at other times of the year, become the tools of self-reliance and self-sufficiency for people who are motivated to break out of the cycle of poverty.


    Who has been funded in the past?



    Catholic Diocese of Arlington

    Jenny Fain and James Rapp of CCHD Grantee disAbility Resource Center explained the Center’s work to those who attended the 2011 Annual CCHD Luncheon in October. 

    Request resources

    Parishes may request bulletin inserts, posters and special collection envelopes to promote the CCHD collection. Please contact us if you are in need of these materials. Committee members will be available to meet with parish staffs to suggest effective ways to promote participation in the program.