Charities

World Communications Day is on Sunday 29th May 2022. Donations to support Catholic Communications can be made via the Bishops’ Conference website.

CAFOD are working with their partners to help some of the poorest people in the world, enabling families to obtain food, water, shelter and a way to earn a living. You can make a donation towards their work on the CAFOD website. You can also contribute towards the DEC Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal via the CAFOD website.

Caritas Social Action Network (CSAN) has information about other ways in which you can help refugees from Ukraine, including the Government’s “Homes for Ukraine” scheme. Barnet Citizens are coordinating efforts to welcome Ukrainian refugees into the Borough of Barnet. Register to find out more.

The Cardinal’s Lenten Appeal has continued through the year to provide support in communities across the Archdiocese of Westminster during the coronavirus crisis.  Its main areas of focus are:  Marriage and Family Life; Youth and Evangelisation; and Social Outreach within Civil Society.

The challenging situation facing Christians in the Holy Land has been made significantly worse by the coronavirus pandemic.  Friends of the Holy Land are seeking to help them in their need.

Aid to the Church in Need has been supporting Christians dealing with conflict in different parts of the world, especially in Nigeria where they have been facing persecution from Islamist extremists.

The International Refugee Trust works to bring dignity and hope to those whose lives have been torn apart by war and conflict, through their partners in South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda and Jordan.

Nearer home, Caritas Westminster are working to support some of the most vulnerable people in our own society, whose lives have been made more difficult by the Covid-19 pandemic.

The Passage are seeking support with their work of feeding over 300 homeless people in London every day.  Their #DonateYourDinner campaign aims to promote the work they are doing through social media.

The Cardinal Hume Centre helps people who are facing homelessness and poverty to turn their lives around.  They offer hope to families whose difficult circumstances have been made worse by the coronavirus pandemic.

While most of us seek safety in our homes, refugees still experience many of the difficulties of being destitute.  The Jesuit Refugee Service had to suspend some of its operations because of the pandemic, but continues to offer practical support to refugees in whatever way it can.

The Little Sisters of the Poor run St Anne’s care home for the elderly in Stoke Newington.  You can support them with an online donation.

The North London Hospice relies heavily on voluntary support but, like other charities, was unable to continue its fund-raising activities because of the Covid-19 restrictions, so is looking for alternative sources of funding for its important work.