Giving Tuesday – Share How You Help Others Or How You’ve Been Helped

Dec. 3, 2013

As part of Giving Tuesday, Catholic Charities is encouraging people to visit a special Catholic Charities web page at www.thatmomentwhen.org to share how they were positively impacted by the help of others during a time of need in their lives. People can also write about how they’ve taken the time to help someone else in need of assistance.

The initiative is part of a “That Moment When…” campaign being conducted by Catholic Charities. The purpose of the campaign is to show how we are all better when we help each other.

Fr. Dave Bergner, the executive director of Catholic Charities, says, “In 2012 Catholic Charities delivered millions of moments of hope to 23,438 people of all faiths in the 10 counties of southeastern Wisconsin. Counseling services throughout this area added up to 1.3 million minutes or 22,880 hours in 2012.

“These are people needing crisis pregnancy counseling and adoption support, refugee families starting with nothing in America, people needing help finding new jobs and people in need of mental health counseling or case management. We bring hope to the poor, the frail and the vulnerable. That hope then ripples out to their families, co-workers and communities.”

As part of the “That Moment When…” campaign, people visiting the Catholic Charities web page at www.thatmomentwhen.org can also donate to Catholic Charities. Donations are also being accepted via text donations by dialing 85944 and texting “Moment” to make a $10 donation that is added to their cell phone bill.

“There are many wonderful stories of hope because of what people and organizations do for others each and every single day,” adds Bergner. “We want people to be able to read firsthand about these good things and to be inspired.”

The “That Moment When…” campaign is an extension of last year’s “Make a Ripple” campaign which raised more than $200,000 to help those less fortunate. Catholic Charities’ Behavioral Health/Counseling Program recognizes the correlated challenges of poverty and mental health, so provides services on a sliding-fee scale to remove potential financial barriers and increase access to mental health services. Catholic Charities’ licensed therapists provided over 1.3 million minutes of counseling to people of all faiths throughout the 10 counties of southeastern Wisconsin in 2012. Catholic Charities has been serving people of all faiths in southeastern Wisconsin since 1920.

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