Just two weeks after announcing the progress of the 2011 Appeal in support of Catholic Charities of Buffalo, the organization today announced that an additional $729,829.25 in cash and pledges has been received, bringing the total to $9,054,181.80 or 86.2 percent of the $10.5 million goal.
With the Appeal continuing through June 30, another $1,445,818.20 is needed in donations and pledges to achieve the goal.
Catholic Charities’ leaders expressed appreciation for the response by donors since Palm Sunday, the close of Appeal Week, and stressed the importance of reaching the goal.
Sister Mary McCarrick, OSF, Catholic Charities diocesan director, said, “We are pleased to be able to reach $9 million at this time and we are thankful for each and every donation made or pledged since mid-April. However, with the later Easter season we are aware that our time is limited.”