Catholic Relief Services is the official international humanitarian agency of the Catholic community in the United States.
They alleviate suffering and provide assistance to people in need in nearly 100 countries, without regard to race, religion or nationality.
Participate in their many US programs:
Catholics Confront Global Poverty encourages Catholics in the US to pray, learn, share, and advocate on key issues affecting poor and vulnerable people in developing countries. Join and be one in a million raising your voice for peace and justice worldwide.
Operation Rice Bowl: Every Lent, Operation Rice Bowl invites parishes, schools, families and individuals to make deeper connections with the poor and vulnerable overseas. ORB helps you reach out to our brothers and sisters in need around the world through traditional Lenten practices of prayer, fasting, almsgiving, while learning about their lives.
Fair Trade Coffee: CRS established partnerships with 16 U.S. coffee companies that are committed to paying fair prices to coffee growers overseas and to sustaining direct, long-term relationships with them. When you and other American consumers buy coffee from these partners and other Fair Trade coffee companies, you get a quality product and help build a more just world.
Work of Human Hands gives Catholics in the United States the opportunity to buy high-quality, fairly traded handcrafts and gourmet food items from poor producers around the world. Host a Work of Human Hands sale as a community event or buy directly for yourself and your loved ones.
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