Catholic Charities Community Services of Dutchess Looking to Raise $6,000 on NY Gives Day

(DUTCHESS) November 13, 2017 – November 28th is NY Gives Day, a 24-hour giving challenge developed by the New York Council of Nonprofits and United Way of New York State to celebrate the life-changing work of nonprofits across the vast state of New York. This year Catholic Charities Community Services of Dutchess County is looking to raise $6,000 on NY Gives Day to put toward their St. Nicholas Project which will enable that money to be used for client emergencies all year long. The fund would essentially give the organization an extra $500 each month to assist individuals and families in need.

“Every holiday season people seek out organizations to support and ways they can assist people in their local communities. Some purchase coats and gloves and some contribute food to Thanksgiving and Christmas baskets and others donate money. Many of those gifts provide joy and support during December, however, there are many families that need help beyond the holidays; that’s where our St. Nicholas Project and #NYGivesDay comes in,” stated Mary Marshall, Executive Director of Catholic Charities Community Services in Dutchess County.

“The St. Nicholas project allows Catholic Charities to provide help throughout the year and provide hope around Christmas. It enables us to provide year-round assistance, coordination and social services to families and individuals who need both emergency crisis support and long-term support,” Marshall added. The St Nicholas Project which takes its name from St. Nicholas the third century Bishop of Myra, whose life embodies generosity and charity. Although often associated with Christmas giving, St. Nicholas was first known for his year-round vocation to care for the poor. In that spirit, the Catholic Charities St. Nicholas Project reaches out and aids those in need throughout the year.

#NYGivesDay is a day for nonprofits to come together, share their stories, and collect online donations. On November 28, 2017, coinciding with this year’s #GivingTuesday movement, nonprofits across the Empire State will work together to raise awareness, collect donations, and continue changing the world for the better.

Catholic Charities Community Services of Dutchess County has a goal of raising $6,000 which will provide an additional $500 each month in 2018 to help people in need. Those interested in contributing can make a donation by check or credit card directly on their website or by calling 845-452-1400.

Catholic Charities Community Services of Dutchess County helps solve the problems of local individuals in need: the neglected child, the homeless family, the newly arrived immigrant or refugee, the hungry senior, or the newly unemployed for non-Catholics and Catholics alike. CCCSDC is a resource for needy families and individuals in Dutchess County, offering a wide array of free and professionally administered direct services to county residents at their main office in downtown Poughkeepsie and throughout the county.