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Catholic Charities announces annual Season of Giving Campaign

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Catholic Charities Season of Giving features in-person and online events, including Giving Tuesday events in Youngstown and Canton with Bishop Bonnar


November 2, 2023

CONTACT: Jennifer Lucarelli, Catholic Charities, Diocese of Youngstown
(330) 744-8451, ext. 316;

: Justin Huyck, Director of Communications
(330) 744-8451, ext. 320;

Catholic Charities, Diocese of Youngstown, announces the commencement of the annual Season of Giving Campaign. This annual, 60-day campaign benefits those in need throughout the six-county Diocese of Youngstown.

Gifts to Catholic Charities will keep families stably housed, put food on tables, allow utility services to remain connected, and above all, expresses the love of God and compassion for one another. All donations received through the “Season of Giving” campaign will be passed through to local Catholic Charities agencies to serve those in the diocese who are poor, vulnerable and without hope as the result of poverty.

There are many ways to engage with Catholic Charities during this annual celebration, including in-person events and online at

Among these events, the #GivingTuesday Online Fundraiser, on Tuesday, November 28, aims to collect more than $20,000 in just 24 hours. Thanks to Catholic Charities’ corporate sponsors, all donations received online on #GivingTuesday will be matched, up to $10,000. Mark your calendars to make your donation on #GivingTuesday, or you can choose Pledge Now, Pay Later by visiting to schedule your payment in advance.

The second annual Breakfast with the Bishop will also take place on Tuesday, November 28, from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Mount Carmel parish hall, 343 Via Mount Carmel, Youngstown. The event features a hearty breakfast, a brief presentation from Bishop David J. Bonnar, a holiday bake sale, a basket raffle, a perishable/taxable goods collection, and “Education Stations” highlighting Catholic Charities’ ministries and services. Tickets are $25.00 per person. Advance sales only.

Finally, to wrap up the global day of giving on November 28, Catholic Charities serving Portage and Stark Counties will host an inaugural Social Hour with the Bishop from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Canton Cultural Center, 1001 Market Ave. N., Canton. This event will include cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, as well as a “Bishop’s Signature Cocktail” option, “Education Stations,” a 50/50 raffle, a basket raffle, and live music! Additionally, all guests will receive complimentary access to the Canton Museum of Art on the night of the event. The museum is located in the same building. Tickets are $50.00 per person. Advance sales only.

For complete details, to become a sponsor, or to purchase tickets, please visit

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