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This week, the Melbourne Catholic Archbishop’s Charitable Fund distributed $300,000 to nine organisations striving to inspire positive change towards overcoming disadvantage, inequality and exclusion.
Archbishop Peter welcomed the representatives of each faith-based organisation and spoke of the selfless actions that had made the grants possible, before handing over the cheques that will go on to influence thousands across the Melbourne Archdiocese.
‘Let us remember how this money has been generated from the gifts of people over many, many decades,’ said the Archbishop.
‘Pools of money that have come to build up the fund have come from the gifts of others so that they may be gifts for the benefit of others.’
‘I want to acknowledge the many anonymous people who have, over a long period, given little widow’s mites or big lumps of money and have contributed to enable these sorts of charitable works a chance to flourish,’ he added.
Driven by the generosity and kindness of the Catholic community and following its restructuring in early 2018, the fund will continually strive to assist organisations through compassionate and consistent support.
Among the organisations selected to receive grants include; Pregnancy Assistance Frankston, Villa Maria Catholic Homes, CatholicCare, Edmund Rice Camps Victoria, St Vincent de Paul Victoria, Jesuit Social Services, St Mary’s House of Welcome, Mackillop Family Services, Sacred Heart Mission.