November 19, 2019

Mercy Hospice Selected By Catholic Charities Appeal And The Catholic Foundation Of Greater Philadelphia As Official #GivingTuesday Beneficiary

Celebrated annually on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving, #GivingTuesday encourages broad participation to give back to communities and causes that matter in impactful ways.

Mercy Hospice, a ministry of Catholic Social Services of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, has been selected by Catholic Charities Appeal (CCA) and The Catholic Foundation of Greater Philadelphia (CFGP) as its official #GivingTuesday beneficiary. This year’s #GivingTuesday observance will be held on December 3, 2019.

Mercy Hospice, part of the Housing and Homeless Services Division of CSS, offers stability and hope to women in recovery from substance abuse. In addition to single women, Mercy Hospice also supports mothers with young children. Women are offered life skills, parenting education, case management, recreational and enrichment programs, in a safe and loving environment.

Those interested in supporting Mercy Hospice on this international day of charity can make a one-time gift or recurring financial contribution through a dedicated link by visiting https://www.catholiccharitiesappeal.org/donate/givingtuesday.

Funds derived from #GivingTuesday will enable Mercy Hospice to purchase basic necessities for its residents including blankets, bed linens, slippers, cookware, flatware, and more. In addition, funds will help with essential infant and toddler items such as diapers, baby blankets, monitors, clothing, pajamas, and toys.

Since 2012, #GivingTuesday has become widely-recognized as a day of giving back to causes that matter most. Following Black Friday and Cyber Monday, it marks the beginning of the charitable season.

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Editor’s Note: The Catholic Charities Appeal (CCA) is the Archdiocese of Philadelphia’s single most important fundraiser, benefiting hundreds of thousands of people through countless organizations and ministries in the Archdiocese. Social service programs receiving funding from CCA include housing and meals for the homeless, community food cupboards, afterschool academic enrichment and recreational opportunities for youth, pregnancy and parenting programs, and family support services. To learn more about the Catholic Charities Appeal and this initiative, please visit: https://www.catholiccharitiesappeal.org/donate/givingtuesday

The Catholic Foundation of Greater Philadelphia (CFGP) is an independent, nonprofit community foundation committed to growing philanthropy according to the teachings of Jesus Christ. Grounded in the principles of faith and service, CFGP meets the diverse needs of donors and Catholic institutions through charitable fund management and development consulting.

For over 40 years, Mercy Hospice has helped women experiencing homelessness to stabilize their lives and achieve self-sufficiency. Named for its original sponsors – the Sisters of Mercy – Mercy Hospice provides housing and social services to women in recovery from substance abuse. In addition to single women, Mercy also supports mothers with young children. Women are offered life skills, parenting education, case management, recreational and enrichment programs, in a safe and loving sober environment. For more information, please visit: http://www.mercyhospicephilly.org/

To learn more about Catholic Social Services of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, please visit https://cssphiladelphia.org/

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Courtney N. Flach
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215-587-3747 (office)