About 40 parish volunteers, clergy, lay leaders and Catholic Charities’ staff attended a volunteer training workshop Saturday to help kick off the 2017 Appeal for Catholic Charities in Erie County.
The workshop in Catholic Charities' Montante Administrative Center was to prepare for the 93rd annual campaign, with a goal of $11 million.
Appeal volunteers from Erie County will begin reaching out to individuals and businesses in the community. The campaign helps fund Catholic Charities’ 70 programs and services across 61 sites in Western New York, along with a number of ministries through the Bishop’s Fund for the Faith.
Donors from Erie County contributed $7.5 million to the 2016 Appeal.
First Report Sunday is on April 2 and the culmination of Appeal Week is April 9.