Gifts that "give the most"
ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In this season of giving, Catholic Charities USA (CCUSA) offers the perfect way to remember family and friends and, at the same time, support work to alleviate the struggles of families in need. CCUSA's Holiday Gift Catalog (http://www.CatholicCharitiesUSA.org/giftcatalog) provides a variety of ways to make a donation in support of CCUSA's mission including tax-deductible eCards, donor's choice gifts to CCUSA, magazine subscriptions, commemorative books, and CCUSA-branded merchandise.
With a variety of eCards available, CCUSA makes it easy for individuals to send messages to their family and loved ones and make a meaningful contribution at the same time. Electronic communications such as eCards maximize a donation's effectiveness by minimizing administrative and mailing costs.
CCUSA also offers the option for donors to designate how their gift will be used - either in support of national work to reduce poverty or its disaster preparedness and response program. In the past year, CCUSA distributed $2.7 million from the disaster relief fund to local agencies responding to disasters in the United States.
Additionally, the catalog includes gift subscriptions to CCUSA's quarterly magazine, CCUSA-branded merchandise, and a set of books commemorating CCUSA's 2010 centennial, most notably a full-color coffee table book and 2 academic pieces showcasing CCUSA's role in shaping the social landscape of the country over the past 100 years.
CCUSA is the national office for local Catholic Charities agencies nationwide. Formed in 1910 to be the "attorney for the poor," it is now one of the largest social service networks in the country.
With a goal to reduce poverty by 50% by 2020, CCUSA embraces bold, innovative action to make this goal reality. CCUSA looks to the future as an opportunity to revitalize how our nation addresses poverty – with more efficient, more sustainable, more locally-based strategies.
For more information visit http://www.catholiccharitiesusa.org
Catholic Charities USA's members provide help and create hope for more than 9 million people a year regardless of religious, social, or economic backgrounds. For almost 300 years, Catholic Charities agencies have worked to reduce poverty by providing a myriad of vital services in their communities, ranging from health care and job training to food and housing. In 2010, Catholic Charities USA celebrates its centennial anniversary. For more information, http://www.CatholicCharitiesUSA.org.
SOURCE Catholic Charities USA