Catholic Caring Foundation celebrates and thanks

On Wednesday, the Catholic Caring Foundation in Auckland held a Mass to thank all the people who are involved in the various programmes that it supports.

After the Mass representatives from these organisations were presented with certificates.

The mass took place at this time to draw attention to Caring Sunday which occurs on 26 July.

In 1988 Bishop Denis Browne, set up the Catholic Caring Foundation as an independent entity for the long term, with its own volunteer Board of Directors.

Since that time the foundation has allocated over 12 million dollars.

The Foundation helps those in need throughout Auckland, Northland and Coromandel, by providing not only financial assistance, but also mentoring and moral support for families and communities.

When allocating assistance to the organisations it helps, the Foundation adopts a broad view, funding both Catholic and non-Catholic organisations.

Each service the Foundation assists meets a particular need whether in special education for adolescents who are no longer in mainstream schooling, chaplain support for prisoners, or specialist support both physically and spiritually for intellectually disabled people.

The Catholic Caring Foundation also supports programmes supporting youth development, counselling and mentoring services for troubled youths to a specialist psychological service in one South Auckland school, all come under the Foundation’s scope.

Each year the Catholic Caring Foundation reaches out to over 40 organisations.


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