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July 6, 2000

CATHOLIC CAMPAIGN FOR HUMAN DEVELOPMENT MARKS 30TH ANNIVERSARY
HELPING THOSE WHO HELP THEMSELVES

The Office for Human Relations of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia will host the Sixth Annual Awards and Recognition Reception for the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD).

CCHD was started in 1970. It is the domestic anti-poverty, social justice program of the U.S. Bishops. Since 1970, the Campaign has been helping people to break the cycle of poverty and working toward an end to injustice. In the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, CCHD has helped to fund more than 100 different projects that have aided in breaking the chains of poverty. The recipients of this year's grants will be recognized at a reception on

Monday, July 10, 2000
6:00 p.m.
Archdiocesan Office Center 13th Floor
222 North 17th Street
Philadelphia

The Catholic Campaign for Human Development funds projects in which members of the community work together to create jobs, improve education, develop small business and provide safe and affordable child care. Nationally, CCHD has distributed more than $250 million to over 3,500 community programs. Grants are awarded on the basis of need, not religious affiliation.

CCHD is funded in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia through donations by parishioners. The 1999 collection raised $350,000.

Some of the 2000 recipients in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia include groups that fight against the death penalty and those that develop business opportunities for low income people. Others work to improve salaries for low income wage earners, fight environmental pollution and empower marginalized members of the senior population.
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Donna Crilley
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215-587-3747

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