Keep The Kids Warm Campaign
Tuesday, 09 December 2014 00:00

NEWS RELEASE                     144 West Wood Street,
                                                                     Phone: 330-744-8451
                                                                     Fax: 330-742-6448
                                                                     Rev. Monsignor John A. Zuraw, Chancellor

FOR RELEASE Immediate DATE SENT December 9, 2014
SUBJECT "Keep The Kids Warm" Campaign

MORE INFO Meg Andersen 330-744-8451

Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Youngstown is calling upon Catholics and
others of 
good will to support a special parish and community collection for winter
utility assistance for families in need.  The “Keep the Kids Warm” campaign will
take place between the Feast of the Holy Family (December 28, 2014) and the
Feast of the Baptism of the Lord (January 11, 2015).  One hundred – percent of the
funds raised through this special effort are returned to the counties in which they
were collected to provide direct assistance to families in need.

“Keep the Kids Warm” assist working poor families who do not qualify for
government assistance; families waiting for PIPP Plus (Percentage of Income
Payment Plan) to authorize assistance; and families who HEAP (Home Energy
Assistance Program) benefits have been exhausted.

Last year, Catholic Charities provided utility assistance to 4,883 people.  With the
promise of a cold winter in 2015, Catholic Charities expects an increase in the
number of people requesting utility assistance in the months ahead. 

Catholic Charities serves all qualifying people in need regardless of their religion. 
Parish and community support helps the Catholic Charities agencies throughout
the Diocese of Youngstown fight poverty and change lives….one family at a time.

Donations to support “Keep the Kids Warm” can be sent to: Catholic Charities
Keep the Kids Warm, P.O. Box 614, Youngstown, Ohio 44501.  Donations can also
be made on Catholic Charities’ website at

For more information, contact Meg Andersen, Director of Social
Services, at 330-744-8451.