Promoting charitable giving

CatholicLinks aims to promote the cause of three Catholic charities.  In a private capacity, CatholicLinks supports these charities and would wish to encourage others to do so, not least because they are focused on helping children and young people.  You are invited to read about these charities and consider supporting them directly.

Depaul UK was formed in 1989, on the initiative of the late Cardinal Basil Hume, who brought together the Daughters of Charity, the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, and the Passage in Victoria to set up a new charity to respond to the needs of the growing numbers of vulnerable young people sleeping rough on the streets of London. In 1998 Depaul UK began working on a national level.

Depaul UK is the largest national youth homelessness charity in the UK. Depaul UK has helped over 50,000 people since it was founded in 1989.  We now work with more than 5,000 young people a year through our own services and those run by accredited Nightstop schemes.

We have six key areas of work that allow us to reach out and help young people in a variety of different ways. These areas are:

  • Accommodation and Resettlement
  • Training and Employment
  • Family Mediation
  • Prison and Resettlement
  • Volunteering and Mentoring
  • Work in the Community

To ensure that we can reach out to the greatest number of young people, we are constantly developingpartnerships and securing funding to make sure that we have the resources and scope to make a real impact in the lives of thousands of young people across the UK.

His Eminence, Cardinal Vincent Nichols, Archbishop of Westminster, is a patron.

Over 30 years ago a baby was left on the doorstep of a Catholic priest in Pattaya.  Father Ray Brennan took the child in, and with this single compassionate act the Thai Children’s Trust was born.

The Thai Children’s Trust is now the largest UK charity focusing on Thailand, supporting projects in Pattaya, Rayong, Nong Khai, the south and the west of Thailand.

Our mission is to support the most needy children in Thailand: orphans, children with HIV and AIDS, street kids, refugee children and children with disabilities.

Today with the generosity of people like you, we provide a safe and loving home, including food, shelter, medical care and access to education to nearly 4000 children.

His Eminence Cardinal Vincent Nichols, Archbishop of Westminster, is patron of the Thai Children’s Trust.

CAFOD is the official aid agency of the Catholic Church in England and Wales and part of Caritas International.

Across the world we bring hope and compassion to poor communities, standing side by side with them to end poverty and injustice. We work with people of all faiths and none.

Inspired by Scripture and Catholic Social Teaching, and the experiences and hopes of people living in poverty, CAFOD works for a safe, sustainable and peaceful world….

CAFOD is an integral part of the Catholic Church. Our supporters are mainly from the Catholic community and our mandate comes from the Bishop’s Conference of England and Wales, but we welcome support from people of all faiths and none. We have offices in each diocese of England and Wales, which work directly with the parish communities in their area.

The value of partnership, present throughout CST, is central to CAFOD’s work overseas. We rely on and empower local partners who have technical expertise. Because they are part of their communities, they are best placed to respond to needs. Where appropriate, we work through the Catholic Church. This extends our reach: often it’s the Church that reaches the poorest people, in areas where social care and government structures arent so strong.

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