First Step for Change
First Step for Change is an annual fundraiser held by Catholic Charities to assist low-income women, children, infants and families in need. We ask parish families to take home “First Step Packets,” complete them and return them to church. Funds are forwarded to Catholic Charities to purchase food, formula, diapers, clothing and other essentials items to low-income pregnant women, families and children served in our First Step Programs across the Diocese of Youngstown.
WHAT: First Step for Change Campaign
WHERE: Parishes, Parishioners, Schools, Students, Community Members throughout the Diocese of Youngstown
WHEN: Sunday, May 9 (Mother’s Day) – Sunday, June 20 (Father’s Day)
WHY: To meet the urgent needs of those in Catholic Charities’ First Step programs across the diocese
HOW: Return FIRST STEP FOR CHANGE PACKETS or DONATE NOW
Unfortunately, due to the pandemic, we were unable to promote First Step for Change last year. However, the success of this campaign is critical as funds raised help provide case management services and other much needed items to clients served by our Catholic Charities agencies across the diocese. Thank you in advance for your support.