Catholic Charities holds Day of Giving

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TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — Catholic Charities Terre Haute was awarded a $6,000 challenge grant from the Wabash Valley Community Foundation to assist in raising funds in support of recovering from the financial losses brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic.

To kick-off its fundraising efforts for this challenge grant, Catholic Charities has planned a Day of Giving for Tuesday. Several businesses have pledged to match the Community Foundation’s challenge so that every $1 raised will be matched with $2 to reach our total fundraising goal of $18,000.

“The challenge grant from the Wabash Valley Community Foundation is a great opportunity for us to raise additional funds to help so many of our neighbors who have struggled to provide their most essential needs due to job layoffs and furloughs caused by the COVID-19 pandemic,” John C. Etling, agency director for Catholic Charities, said. “But it also provides us with a matching gift opportunity which means that every donation made unlocks even more funding.”

Catholic Charities has partnered with Federal Coffee + Fine Foods who will donate a portion of the proceeds from special purchases made that day. Additional sponsors include Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin; Ollie’s Canine Campus; Knights of Columbus; Triad Interchange Corps. and anonymous donors. Each donor will be highlighted on the Catholic Charities Facebook page throughout the day.

Individuals and businesses can donate in a variety of ways.

  • Stop by Federal Coffee + Fine Foods on Tuesday, May 18
  • Go to and click on DONATE
  • Stop by 14th & Locust Streets on Tuesday, May 18, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. for a cookout and make a donation in person.

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