Like most people who experience and recover from homelessness, Donald Brizedine is focused on the future. His engaging smile captured on the Charity and Development Appeal video expresses joy from receiving gainful employment with the help of St. Joseph the Worker. The nonprofit, which last year received $15,000 in CDA-funding, provides job services and employment resources to homeless, low-income and other disadvantaged clients. Read more of Donald’s story and the impact of the CDA on homelessness in our community.
Annie Salasek blends right into the student body at St. Thomas the Apostle School with little notice she’s in a wheelchair. Although a timid second-grader when she first arrived, students naturally wanted to help her transition go smoothly. Annie is featured in a new Charity and Development Appeal video along with her five siblings, former and current STA students. Read more about Annie’s story and the impact of CDA…
Hope that Changes Lives
The work of the Charity and Development Appeal is love in action. It provides a unique opportunity to partner with and support the work of more than 70 organizations, programs and ministries of our Diocese. It is because of our love for God that we are able to respond in a transformative way. Together we do more, beyond what any one person or parish can accomplish along. Through your gift to the CDA, you become the hands and feet to: