The Catholic community in northwest Pennsylvania united in a faith-filled day of generosity on December 1 through the #iGiveCatholic day of giving. Responding with gifts large and small, 1,389 individuals donated $243,498 in support of 111 Catholic organizations throughout the 13-county Diocese of Erie.
With the theme Give Catholic on Giving Tuesday, #iGiveCatholic is an annual 24-hour online giving event uniting Catholics across the nation to raise as many charitable dollars as possible for Catholic parishes, schools, and nonprofit ministries. Catholics across northwest Pennsylvania were invited to join in and give to the ministries that shape their hearts and souls.
The Catholic Foundation of Northwest Pennsylvania facilitated #iGiveCatholic for the first time in 2019 when 561 donors gave a total of $92,843 to 67 organizations in the Diocese of Erie. Reacting to this year’s improved results, Lisa Louis, Executive Director of the Catholic Foundation, said, “The response to #iGiveCatholic in 2020 is uplifting for all of us near the end of a very difficult year. The Catholic spirit and generosity in our region are humbling and inspiring. We are thrilled by the response to the #iGiveCatholic program.”