50th Anniversary of CCHD

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Stay connected with CCHD by following us on Facebook and Twitter. We also encourage you to join us in using the hashtag, #CCHD50 to amplify our work transforming society the past 50 years.

50th Anniversary Toolkit

Advancing Equality in America

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD)—that’s 50 years supporting initiatives that empower families, immigrants, new mothers, the elderly, and those in need. Through our work across the U.S., we’ve also empowered individuals to become active participants in their communities by partnering with other local organizations. Our goal is to transform society into one which supports the flourishing of all our brothers and sisters. 


The organizations supported by CCHD have been working for decades to address the racial and economic disparities revealed by the COVID-19 pandemic. Now more than ever, as we look forward to the daunting task of rebuilding a society where all can thrive in the aftermath of a devastating pandemic and the ongoing call to dismantle racial injustice, the work of CCHD is vitally important.

Addressing the Root Causes of Economic Injustice for 50 Years & Counting

Throughout the coming year, we will recognize five successful decades of CCHD beginning with our annual national collection in November 2020, and throughout 2021 with the distribution of educational materials, as well as Poverty Awareness Month in January, and at the 2021 Catholic Social Ministry Gathering. Additionally, special regional activities held throughout  2020 and 2021 will be opportunities for individuals, parishes, and communities to be a part of CCHD’s 50th Anniversary celebration.

CCHD 50th Anniversary Local Celebrations

Many dioceses throughout the country are implementing events and activities to celebrate CCHD’s 50th Anniversary during 2020 and 2021. These events and activities, both in-person and virtual, will be an opportunity for Catholics and people of goodwill to celebrate the last 50 years of CCHD and get involved in the next 50 years of transformative work. 

More details will be released in the coming months and this page will be updated accordingly. Please check back for more information or follow us on Facebook and Twitter to stay up to date or contact us at jphdmail@usccb.org. We also encourage you to share your CCHD stories and involvement with us on social media by using the hashtag, #CCHD50.

Stories of Hope


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Doing Good Isn't Always Easy. But it's Never Been More Important.

"Goodness, together with love, justice and solidarity, are not achieved once and for all; they have to be realized each day. It is not possible to settle for what was achieved in the past and complacently enjoy it, as if we could somehow disregard the fact that many of our brothers and sisters still endure situations that cry out for our attention.”
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How You've Helped Us Lift the Downtrodden for 50 Years

For 50 years now, the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) has supported community organizations that address and remedy the root causes of poverty -- and we couldn't have done it without your help. Learn where your dollars have gone over the years.

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Web of Poverty

The Web of Poverty

In the United States, tens of millions of people live in a web of poverty. This video offers a unique insight into the complexity of poverty, how it connects to everything that we do and the factors that keep so many people and families entrapped.
Poverty USA

Poverty USA

Learn more about the reality of poverty in the United States and find out how PovertyUSA.org can help you to join the work to address its root causes. 
Two feet of Love in Action

Two feet of Love in Action

As missionary disciples, we are called to respond to God’s love through both Charitable Works and Social Justice. This video on the Two Feet of Love in Action is perfect for sharing on social media and in your networks.