PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The Philadelphia Archdiocese is preparing to launch its annual Catholic Charities appeal.
This the 60th anniversary of the Catholic Charities effort for the archdiocese.READ MORE: Flight Attendant Attacked By Passenger, Flight From New York's JFK To John Wayne Airport Diverts To Denver
Archbishop Charles Chaput, speaking at an event in Wynnewood on Thursday, announced the fundraising goal.
“The goal this year is $12.5 million, and that’s a lot of money, but not nearly enough to take care of all the needs. But we think it’s a reasonable goal considering all of the responsibilities that we have,” he said.READ MORE: Flyers Score Twice In 3rd, Win 5-3 To Hand Oilers 1st Loss
Chaput says the contributions support so many needs and help so many, regardless of their faith.
“It’s used to feed the hungry, to give housing to those who are homeless or are about to lose their homes. And to comfort the afflicted, people who have needs on so many different levels of their lives,” said Chaput.MORE NEWS: WATCH LIVE: Superintendent Dr. William Hite To Address Safety Updates For Philadelphia School District Students
He says last year’s fundraising goal was exceeded and the hope is for a repeat.