How do WE use your generous gifts?
As a Catholic Lay Apostolate, CARITAS For Children recognizes the importance of your gift.
2016 Revenues and Expenses for Programs and Ministry Services
FAQs About CARITAS Programs
How much of my donation goes to Program Expenses?
How is that possible?
What services does my child receive from my support?
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How do I know my child is receiving all the services I expect them to receive?
“Love—caritas—will always prove necessary, even in the most just society. This love does not simply offer people material help, but refreshment and care for their souls, something which often is even more necessary than material support.” (Pope Benedict XVI)
To help make this possible, CARITAS begins with this kind of relationship development by individually connecting each Caritas-Child with their Caritas-Family through child letters and school reports at least two times per year, and updated photos as often as possible. Even Skype opportunities are made possible. These exchanges are being made electronically via the Internet, where available, and in other locations by traditionally mailed forms—providing a means to confirm that your Caritas-Child is receiving all of the promised services.
What are Assistive/Supporting Programs?
How does CARITAS provide services?
It’s not just an exchange of money.
It’s about building sacred relationships of God’s love around the planet.
Our Mission Goals
We engage servant leadership in our principal mission and vital ministry to achieve focused outcomes. We recruit, form and engage young adult volunteers. We establish strategic partnerships with local Catholic Church ministries, including: parishes, schools, hospitals, special care centers for handicapped of all kinds of disabilities, and all distinctly Catholic; to deliver needed resources to the children we serve. In trust with our local ministry partners and Caritas-Personnel, we form the minds and hearts of these children in Catholic education, doctrine, and the truth of Christ. We evangelize faith communities to inspire greater commitment, service and discipleship.
What Distinguishes Us
Our character and culture is distinct from other organizations with related missions. We are intrinsically Catholic in our identity, brand, doctrine, values and policies across the culture of our internal and external mission. We center our efforts on The New Evangelization as a tool of formation for those who engage in our work and ministry. We build continuing relationships that form community for those who partner in our mission. We employ ongoing messaging to our supporters to grow their spirituality and capacity for prayer and formation as disciples in Christ.
The Structure of our Ecclesial Governance
Under the Cannon Laws of the Roman Catholic Church, CARITAS For Children, Inc. is recognized as having a Private Juridic Personality. This status was granted by His Eminence, Francis Cardinal George, Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Chicago [Illinois] in October of 2008. CARITAS has been recognized as a religious society engaged in missionary work and is also listed in the Official Catholic Directory of the U.S. Catholic Conference of Bishops, since 2002. Its direct ecclesial connection in the Archdiocese of Chicago. In addition, CARITAS For Children is listed in the Pastoral Handbook of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee.
Our financial statements are audited in accordance with generally accepted auditing standards (U.S.) (Coleman & Williams, LTD)
/s/ William B. Coleman, C.P.A.
View the 2016 Audited Financial Statement here.
2016 990 Tax Return can be viewed here.
CARITAS For Children is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, Federal Tax ID # 39-1975608
For more information on CARITAS For Children financials or accreditations, please contact us.