CATHOLIC CAMPAIGN FOR HUMAN DEVELOPMENT (CCHD)
The Catholic Campaign for Human Development is a program run by the U.S. bishops since 1970 to empower individuals to break the cycles of poverty
Through an annual parish-based collection, CCHD gathers donations from the Catholic faithful to fund grants at the national and local level to groups working toward systemic change in their communities. CCHD grant recipients are unique in that they must not just be organizations working to help the poor, but organizations in which the people being helped are themselves the primary decision makers.
CCHD-funded groups work to eliminate structures that keep people on the margins, addressing issues such as housing, workers' rights, and immigration. Since a percentage of all CCHD donations from parish collections are retained for grants in the local diocese, Catholics who contribute to CCHD know that they are helping to create change in their own communities.
The Diocese of Metuchen has recently been the most generous contributing diocese in the New York and New Jersey region.
In the City of New Brunswick, three organizations have received multi-year CCHD funding in past years:
Faith in New Jersey, 2770 Federal St., P.O. Box 1317, Camden, NJ 08105
New Labor, Patterson St., New Brunswick,NJ08901;Intersect Fund, 109 Church Street, New Brunswick, NJ 08901