Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Charity begins at Home

and if you’re reading this in Spain then you may like to help a very worthwhile charity here. Caritas is the charity arm of the Catholic Church, indeed the word caritas translates as CHARITY.
It was created in 1971, Caritas Europe bringing together over 45 organisations that work in 44 European countries. It is one of the seven regions of Caritas Internationalis, a confederation of 162 Catholic relief, development and social service organisations working to build a better world, especially for the poor and oppressed, in over 200 countries and territories.
Caritas Europe focuses its activities on issues related to poverty and social inequality, migration and asylum within all countries of Europe, humanitarian assistance and international development throughout the world.
What this means at a grass roots level is people get fed. Many people in this area have received food parcels in these difficult times. So what can those who are more fortunate do to help? Its simple really, donate non perishable food stuffs to you local branch. You can be sure that everything you give will be passed on to a family who have fallen on hard times.
With the jobless total in Spain going up by almost 99,000 it seems likely more and more families will need help, so if you can give please please do.



Anonymous said...

Better still, give to a recognised charity without all the religious baggage. Remember, the Catholic church supported Franco.


John and Mary Middleton said...

I to have no time for religious baggage, however this charity works it gets food to hunger people. These are sometimes the same people who suffered under franco and still bear the cost in terms of health. Believe me if I thought that the pasta etc. i give was supporting a facist regime i would eat it myself!