Project Compassion 2016: Thank you
21 Jul 2016 | Blog | Supporter action | Project Compassion
With Project Compassion officially wrapped up for the year, we would like to thank all of our generous supporters for once again opening your hearts to help the world’s poorest people around the world.
Without your support, we would simply not be able to continue many of the life-changing programs that end poverty, promote justice and uphold the dignity of vulnerable communities across Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Pacific and here with First Australian peoples. So on behalf of the millions of people your contributions support, we say a huge thank you!
This year, our annual Lenten fundraising and awareness-raising event raised more than $11 million nationally, which saw the campaign celebrate 50 years. The theme of this year’s campaign was “Learning more, creating change” and featured six stories, from Malawi, Laos, Papua New Guinea, Australia, Cambodia and India, demonstrating how education, training and sharing knowledge empowers individuals and communities to transform their futures and create lasting change.
From school students and teachers across the Catholic network to community members, volunteers, Parish priests, staff, Diocesan Directors and Bishops, thousands of communities acted in solidarity to raise funds and awareness for Project Compassion.
In this special thank you video, Caritas Australia’s CEO Paul O’Callaghan, takes the opportunity to thank you, our dedicated supporters, for your contributions to this year’s Project Compassion.
Ray Lowe, Diocesan Director of Bunbury, Western Australia and David Smith, Social Justice Teacher at Xavier College, South Australia also appear in the video, thanking those in their respective communities for their generous support.
You can relive some more of this year’s Project Compassion highlights through our local blogs:
Project Compassion 2016: Western Australia
Project Compassion 2016: South Australia
Project Compassion 2016: New South Wales
Project Compassion 2016: Victoria
Project Compassion 2016: Queensland
Project Compassion 2016: Australian Capital Territory
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