Our Campaign Storyends 16 Apr 2017, 11:59 PM
"God's heart has a special place for the poor, so much that he himself 'became poor' (2 Cor 8:9) - Pope Francis (Evangelii Gaudium 197)
Each Lent, through Charities Week, Caritas Singapore collects donations to enable our Catholic charities to help the poor and marginalised they care for, giving hope to 50,000 persons who depend on the generosity of others like you.
The practice of almsgiving, together with prayer and penance in Lent goes back to the time of the Early Christian communities. Prayer and fasting draws us closer to God. Almsgiving completes the perfection of love in concrete love of neighbour by providing for the needy. For God wills that we are blessed so that we can bring God's compassion to others in need.
This year, the mission of the Catholic Charities Week Appeal has been expanded to benefit our Catholic charities in areas that include:
Helping the poor and needy.
Nurturing the young.
Enriching family relationships.
Providing for the elderly.
Caring for the marginalised.
Your donation will support the work of the Catholic Charities under Caritas Singapore, including Agape Village - A Caritas Singapore Initiative.
About The Charity
Caritas Singapore is the official social and community arm of the Catholic Church, and the umbrella body for 27 Catholic charities and organisations whose work reaches the community regardless of race, religion or nationality.
The member organisations under our umbrella offer a wide array of services to beneficiaries and clients such as the low income, children, youth-at-risk, families, elderly, persons with health issues, persons with disabilities, migrants, and more.
Caritas Singapore is a member of Caritas Internationalis, a global confederation of over 160 humanitarian organisations.