Beginning on Ash Wednesday and continuing through to Easter, the Project Compassion Appeal this year aims to raise more than $11 million nationally during the 6 weeks of Lent. Project Compassion also aims to educate local communities by providing an enhanced appreciation and awareness of the interrelationship of all peoples and what can be accomplished when people work together in partnership.
Last year the Project Compassion Appeal raised $10.7 million in schools and parishes and by individuals around Australia with 92% of all funds going directly to development projects around the world. Caritas' mandate includes integral development, emergency relief, advocacy, peace building, respect for human rights and support for proper stewardship of the planet's environment and resources.
For more information about the launch of Project Compassion at St John the Baptist Primary School, Maitland, please read this press release.