First Step for Change – a time to give thanks

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First Step for Change is an annual fundraiser held by Catholic Charities to assist low-income women, children, infants and families in need.  We have asked our parish families to take home “First Step Packets,” complete them and return them to church.  Funds are then 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.

The campaign has officially ended for 2021.

While we are processing your gifts, please help us take a moment to especially say thank you to the many Knights of Columbus Councils and Assemblies who have supported our efforts again this year. Each year their support helps to underwrite the cost of materials involved with hosting this event, and we truly appreciate them!


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 to your parish, or DONATE ONLINE TODAY

                                                                    (Still accepting online donations through the month of July)


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