Catholic Charities Announces Annual “Keep the Kids Warm” Campaign
Wednesday, 09 December 2015 00:00

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                                                                     Rev. Monsignor John A. Zuraw, Chancellor

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SUBJECT         Catholic Charities Announces Annual "Keep the Kids Warm" Campaign

MORE INFO     Rev. John-Michael Lavelle, 330.744.8451 ext. 373

Catholic Charities Announces Annual "Keep the Kids Warm" Campaign

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 27, 2015) and the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord (January 10, 2016).

"Keep the Kids Warm" assists working poor families who do not qualify for government assistance; families waiting for PIPP (Percentage of Income Payment Plan) Plus to authorize assistance; and families whose HEAP (Home Energy Assistance Program) benefits have been exhausted. Last year, Catholic Charities impacted 5,233 people through its utility assistance efforts.

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 continue changing 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 call (330) 744-8451 ext. 373 or email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .