Catholic Charities to Benefit from the GREAT GIVE Palm Beach and Martin Counties on May 17

Catholic Charities Communications Office
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Palm Beach
May 5, 2017



Catholic Charities to Benefit from the GREAT GIVE Palm Beach and

Martin Counties on May 17


24 Hours CAN Change Our Community

(Palm Beach Gardens, FL) April 25, 2017 – On May 17, 2017, from midnight to midnight, Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Palm Beach is participating in the Great Give Palm Beach & Martin Counties, a 24-hour online giving event led by the United Way of Palm Beach County, Achieve, Nonprofits First and United Way of Martin County. Last year’s event raised $3 million collectively for 504 local nonprofits and Catholic Charities is excited to be a part of the event again this year 

From midnight to midnight on May 17, Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Palm Beach will be one of the numerous local participating nonprofits. This community-wide event will celebrate the spirit of philanthropy and the collective effort it takes to strengthen our community while raising critical funds for local nonprofits. Every donation made online will be stretched further if you donate to Catholic Charities through its own unique GREAT GIVE web site:

Here’s another reason to give during the GREAT GIVE: a pool of generous donors have pledged a total of $15,000 in a matching fund which means any gift of $20 or more will be doubled!  Also, gifts are then multiplied by additional dollars from bonus pool dollars and hourly prizes from Great Give Palm Beach & Martin Counties - making donor gifts go even further than it would on any other day.

Thank you to the following friends of Catholic Charities that pledged to be a part of the matching gift fund to date: The Arruza Family; The Borynack Family; Mr. and Mrs. Andres B. Fanjul and Family; Findlay Galleries; Florida Crystals Corporation.

In a letter sent to Catholic Charities supporters, Sheila Gomez, Executive Director, explained to donors how impactful their gift is this year as the numbers of clients served unexpectedly grew from 11,500 (annually) to more than 20,000 this year. “Your donation will go a long way in helping us serve the poorest of the poor and the community's most vulnerable. We hope you will consider supporting us on May 17,” said Gomez.


To make a donation online, visit Catholic Charities’ unique website:


Donors can also make a secure donation by phone by calling:

1-844-GIVE-DAY or 1-844-448-3329 during the 24 hour period


Follow all the action during the 24 hour Great Give on our Facebook Page:



About Catholic Charities

Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Palm Beach provides 13 social services and ministries throughout 8 locations in the Diocese of Palm Beach. Established in 1984, Catholic Charities responds to the needs of the poor and most vulnerable by providing quality programs that serve children, families, and homeless. Catholic Charities of the five-county Diocese of Palm Beach respects life in all of its stages. In living our faith, we create hope for people in need, without regard to religion. Through our programs and ministries, we empower individuals, deliver social services and collaborate with others in building just and compassionate communities. Visit


About the Diocese of Palm Beach

The Catholic Diocese of Palm Beach encompasses the five counties of Palm Beach, Martin, St. Lucie, Indian River and Okeechobee. Comprised of 280,000 Catholics in 53 parishes and missions, the Diocese also serves the faithful community through its schools. Visit


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