HOPE Day 2021

HOPE Day in support of Appeal 2021 is taking place Friday, May 14! 

HOPE Day, now in its fourth year, is a 24-hour match challenge day of giving that takes place across Western New York. The first $53,712 raised on HOPE Day will be matched dollar-for-dollar, with gifts from donors who wish to remain anonymous, in the ongoing effort to reach the annual Appeal’s $10 million goal.

To make a HOPE Day donation, please click the donate button above.

The annual Appeal helps fund 57 programs and services administered by Catholic Charities across all eight counties of Western New York, along with several ministries that benefit all parishes through the Diocese of Buffalo’s Fund for the Faith.

Catholic Charities’ programs and services helped more than 149,000 individuals of all faiths, ages and ethnicities in 2020. These included basic emergency assistance such as food pantries, educational and vocational advancement services, family safety and stabilization services, immigration and refugee assistance, mental health and substance use treatment, and youth and family support services.