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Australian schools give generously to Project Compassion

Caritas Australia  |  05 June 2019

All around the country, schools, parishes and communities have given generously to Caritas Australia through its Annual Lenten fundraising campaign, Project Compassion.

Caritas Australia is the Catholic Church’s aid and development agency and part of one of the largest humanitarian networks in the world. This year’s campaign raised more than $6 million to support the needs of poor and marginalised communities all over the world.

Held annually over the six weeks of Lent, Project Compassion raises both awareness and funds to eradicate poverty and promote justice. This year’s Project Compassion theme of “100% Hope” highlighted the role that young people like Thandolwayo, who no longer has to walk long stretches every day in her native Zimbabwe just to procure enough water to drink, can play in the solutions to the challenges facing their societies.

Caritas Australia’s Head of Engagement and Sustainability, Richard Landels, thanked the Australian community for their support.

'By giving generously at Project Compassion time, the people of Australia are showing that when we sow seeds of Hope we reap the fruit of love and compassion.

'For more than 50 years, Project Compassion has helped change the lives of millions of people. Yet it’s not too late to give, and by generously investing in our work you can give that last push which is needed to ensure that the most vulnerable are lifted up,' Mr Landels said.

It’s not too late to give to Caritas Australia’s Project Compassion, which you can do online via

Image: Thandolwayo from Zimbabwe – Caritas.



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