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Catholic Charities at 93 percent of its goal

The 2015 Catholic Charities Appeal has raised nearly $10.1 million in cash and pledges – 93 percent of this year’s goal of $10.9 million – the appeal headquarters announced Tuesday.

Sister Mary McCarrick, OSF, Catholic Charities diocesan director, said she remains cautiously optimistic the 91st annual Appeal, which had a slow start, will reach its goal.

“With an energetic push from our volunteers and supporters, we are confident in the coming weeks we can reach our goal by the end of June,” Sister Mary said.

Catholic Charities, founded in 1923, provides help for tens of thousands of people each year throughout the eight counties of Western New York. Its programs aid older adults, children and families in between. Their needs are varied and widespread, from emergency assistance to counseling and from specialized services for the elderly to help with job training and education.

The charities assist people of all faiths. To make a donation or learn more about Appeal 2015, contact Catholic Charities at (716) 218-1400 or go to You can also check out Catholic Charities on Facebook at