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Catholic Campaign for Human Development

Efforts that help lift people out of poverty are a contemporary and practical example of living the Gospel. Last year, the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) awarded more than $52,000 in local grants to support programs in Milwaukee and Racine counties. In addition, five organizations received $190,000 in national grants for programs in Kenosha, Milwaukee, and Waukesha counties. Archbishop Jerome E. Listecki vets both the local and the national organizations.

By supporting empowerment programs that foster self-sufficiency and social justice, you help low-income people change their lives by creating opportunities where none existed before.

For more information on CCHD activities or ways to volunteer, contact Rob Shelledy, CCHD Diocesan Director, at (414) 758-2286.

Last year, your donations:

  • Created a violence free zone in the homes and community of a blighted inner-city area.
  • Empowered youth transitioning from foster care to independent living to gain the skills they need to be self-sufficient and to break the cycle of poverty and abuse.
  • Developed accountability plans and self-care practices for a homeless community to gain employment and income through a cooperative enterprise.

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