Global Outreach

Feature Fridays: Sylvia

Posted by Kyle Forbush on Sep 13, 2019 10:55:18 AM

In order to tell Sylvia's story, one must first understand the circumstances that her single father battled while raising 12 children. His first four children were born of his first wife, whom he loved dearly. When she passed away, he was left alone in care of four young souls who he desperately wanted to be able to go to school. 

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Topics: Africa, global relationships, CARITAS, Catholic Child Sponsorship, Child Sponsorship, Education in Africa, Boarding Schools, Uganda, Nkokonjeru, global outreach, Encounter

Feature Fridays: Brenda

Posted by Kyle Forbush on Aug 30, 2019 10:00:00 AM

Brenda has been a CARITAS child nearly all of her life. With the help of her previous sponsor, she was able to finish Primary and Secondary School, where her favorite subject quickly became Math.

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Topics: Africa, global relationships, CARITAS, Catholic Child Sponsorship, Child Sponsorship, Education in Africa, Boarding Schools, Uganda, Nkokonjeru, global outreach, Encounter

Feature Fridays: Victoria Vision

Posted by Kyle Forbush on Aug 2, 2019 10:00:00 AM

This week, we are shedding the spotlight on a 14-year-old student from Nkokonjeru, Uganda named Victoria Vision who is seeking someone to support the remainder of her Secondary-level education. Having been previously sponsored through CARITAS, she was able to complete Primary School and reach the second year of Secondary School (equivalent to sophomore year of high school in the U.S.). During her first two years at Secondary School, she discovered that her favorite subject is Chemistry, and decided that she would like to become a midwife who helps poor mothers who don't have the access to a proper hospital. Unfortunately, Victoria's previous sponsor is no longer available and so she has no-one to provide support to continue her education and achieve her dream.

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Topics: Africa, global relationships, CARITAS, Catholic Child Sponsorship, Child Sponsorship, Education in Africa, Boarding Schools, Uganda, Nkokonjeru, global outreach, Encounter

Feature Fridays: Maria

Posted by Kyle Forbush on Jul 26, 2019 10:00:00 AM

In Uganda, families band together in times of strife. The child we are featuring this week, a young and optimistic 18-year old from Uganda, lost both of her parents to HIV/AIDS-related sickness when she was six years old. She was immediately taken in by her maternal grandmother, who eventually became too old to care for her. Maria has been living with her maternal uncle and her maternal aunt has helped pay some of the school bills but has a low-income job so could not afford the entire payment. Regardless of her inability to pay for school, Maria's aunt kept her housed, fed and safe, a miraculous feat that was only made possible by the help of other extended family members like her uncle.

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Topics: Africa, global relationships, CARITAS, Catholic Child Sponsorship, Child Sponsorship, Education in Africa, Boarding Schools, Uganda, Nkokonjeru, global outreach, Encounter

Justine: A Story of Loss & Hope

Posted by Kyle Forbush on Jul 15, 2019 9:41:51 AM

At CARITAS, we hear many stories. The Field Coordinators at each of our locations are constantly providing daily updates that pertain to the status of our programs, as well as any special-need cases among the students. We approach each story that crosses our desks with care, drawing confidence from past experience with students that completed our program and raised themselves up out of disadvantaged life circumstances. And, although we know there are many who still need our help, we have faith that the optimistic stories of our successful children will reverberate notions of hope and perseverance through the communities in which we serve.

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Topics: Africa, global relationships, CARITAS, Catholic Child Sponsorship, Child Sponsorship, Education in Africa, Boarding Schools, Uganda, global outreach, Encounter

The Mutual Benefits of Serving Abroad with CARITAS

Posted by Kyle Forbush on Jul 1, 2019 5:21:42 PM

There are many reasons to lend your hand in service to impoverished or disadvantaged people. You may want to change the world for the better, even if by a small fraction of what you wish you could do. Maybe you're seeking additional spiritual fulfillment and have been directed towards the path of service by someone at your church. Perhaps you crave learning and wish to be immersed in an unfamiliar culture, or maybe you simply have some extra time on your hands. The reason is not what matters. If service is even but a fleeting thought in your mind, pursue it. There are many in this world who need help and have not the means to help themselves. The only solution is love and the recognition that everyone is the same in the eyes of the Lord.

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Topics: Africa, global relationships, Dominican Republic, internship in Poland, CARITAS, Uganda, global outreach, Missionary, Encounter

Make your gift go twice as far! Support CARITAS on #GivingTuesday, November 27.

Posted by Staff Writer on Nov 16, 2018 6:22:52 PM

By donating on this day only via our Facebook page, Facebook will MATCH your donation.

CARITAS needs your help. Any amount will help families and children in need around the world by:

  • Expanding and growing our sponsorship programs and locations
  • Providing supplemental tuition costs and vital resources of daily meals, clothing and supplies for a quality education
  • Developing diocesan/parish-based Catholic Outreach Programs to support our total sponsorship/support ministry
  • Aiding for inter-country adoption of children for families in the United States
  • Creating initiatives around the world culturally and spiritually connecting families and individuals

Wish to donate now?
You may donate anytime before or after Giving Tuesday, but gift-matching by Facebook only happens when you donate through our Facebook page on November 27. 

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Topics: faithbound, local impact, global outreach, Missionary

Why Sponsor a Teen?

Posted by Hannah Rafle on Apr 18, 2018 10:36:06 AM

 Esther( age 13) and Allen (age 13)

The least of our brothers and sisters are not always the smallest or youngest.  Sometimes they are teens.

When looking to sponsor it is easy to be drawn to the young children.  Young children (age 12 or younger) in general are sponsored much faster. This leaves many teens waiting, and waiting and waiting.

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Topics: Catholic Child Sponsorship, global outreach

Lillian Nakkonde; Caritas success Story

Posted by Wayne Wienke on Jan 30, 2018 3:46:28 PM

Lillian, is beginning a lifetime of service to others, thanks to Caritas.Lillian then 7 now.jpg

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Topics: global relationships, local impact, CARITAS, Education in Africa, Uganda, global outreach

All it takes is willingness...

Posted by Staff Writer on Jul 25, 2017 1:17:01 PM

Feed My Lambs, Peter 4:10

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Topics: Africa, faithbound, global relationships, Catholic Identity, CARITAS, Catholic Child Sponsorship, Child Sponsorship, Education in Africa, global outreach