Catholic Campaign for Human Development

During Poverty Awareness Month, join the U.S. bishops, the Catholic Campaign for Human Development, and the Catholic community in the United States in taking up Pope Francis’ challenge to live in solidarity with the poor! Daily reflections (en Español) include ways to learn about poverty, get inspired by how communities are responding, and take action with others.

The CCHD National Collection is the weekend of November 18-19, 2023


The Catholic Campaign for Human Development is dedicated to breaking the cycle of poverty by funding community programs that encourage independence. You are essential to its success. Mark this World Day of the Poor (Nov. 19) with your generous donations that will give those in poverty the support they need to make lasting changes. Together, we can make a difference in families and communities across the United States. Please donate prayerfully and generously. Thank you.

The Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) is dedicated to breaking the cycle of poverty by funding community programs that encourage independence. Here is a one minute video on CCHD produced by students from Mitty High School:

You are essential to the success of CCHD. Your generous donations will give those in poverty the support they need to make lasting changes.

Twenty-five percent of all money given to the collection stays in the diocese where it is given, to fund local anti-poverty initiatives. In the 2021-2022 grant cycle, CCHD distributed 224 grants totaling more than $15.4 million. Among them:

Recognizing the Stranger, a national, parish-based initiative developed by CCHD, initially mentored Spanish-speaking immigrants to lead other parishioners in addressing critical social needs, ranging from road safety to improved drug enforcement and prevention. It was so successful that English-speaking non-immigrants asked to participate, which helps to break down barriers between parishioners of different backgrounds.

The annual collection for CCHD is November 18-19, 2023. Please give generously through your local parish or through this national Catholic Campaign for Human Development.