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Combined Collections

Each spring and fall, a special collection (Combined Collections) is taken within the Archdiocese of Milwaukee. Each time, five different organizations benefit from the generosity of Catholics like you.


Each spring, a special collection known as Combined Collections: The Church in the United States asks parishioners to donate to several worthy causes through one big collection during June. The five worthy ministries benefiting from your donations are:

This year's spring Combined Collections appeal takes place June 11 - 12, 2016. Information will be mailed to every registered Catholic household in southeastern Wisconsin.

Each fall, five worthy organizations benefit from the generosity of parishioners like you. Held October 17-18, 2015, Combined Collections: The Church in Mission focuses on five ministries that have a meaningful impact throughout the world: 

You may designate your donation to the specific cause you wish to support by noting what portion of your contribution is to be allocated to which cause(s).

To make a donation now, please mail your check (made out to Combined Collections) to:

Archdiocese of Milwaukee - Development Office
Combined Collections
3501 S. Lake Dr.
P.O. Box 070912
Milwaukee, WI  53207-0912

For questions, please call Michele Nabih at 414-769-3323.

Please Give Generously!




In the mid-1980s, the Council of Priests got together to discuss the volume of “second collections” for various causes. The frequency of the ask (monthly) was too often and the important messages accompanying these charities were being diminished. 

As a result of the study, the first Combined Collections Program began across the Archdiocese of Milwaukee in 1989.

Today, the collections are taken twice a year (June and October) and generally one focuses on national causes and the other on international. The same five charities are usually collected for during the spring (June) and fall (October) collections; however, occasionally a new charity is added to the mix and another removed.



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The Archdiocese of Milwaukee

3501 South Lake Drive
PO Box 070912
Milwaukee, WI 53207-0912

Phone:  (414) 769-3300
Toll-Free: (800) 769-9373
Fax:  (414)  769-3408