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Since its start in 1970, the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) has worked to transform lives and communities, focusing steadily on breaking the cycle of poverty in thousands of communities across the United States.

CCHD was established by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops with a two-fold mandate to fundCCHD FR Parish Appeal low-income controlled empowerment projects and to educate Catholics about the root causes of poverty within the context of the Catholic social tradition. CCHD programs are funded through an annual collection in parishes each year.

The Goals of CCHD: To promote a spirit of solidarity among those who are successful, those who have acquired some share of this nation's goods, and those still trapped in poverty.

CCHD is committed to working toward the elimination of poverty and injustice in the United States. Sponsored by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, tax-exempt organization, CCHD today stands as one of the nation’s largest funding organizations for self-help programs for the poor.  
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