Year after year, Chalice volunteers make huge impact

Volunteers are at the core of Chalice and make a huge positive impact on the work we do. From the parents who run feeding programs in our sites, to our Chalice Champions in Canada who fundraise and advocate in their parishes, schools, and communities, volunteers help us keep our costs low and impact high.

The ongoing pandemic has drastically changed how we work, but the enthusiasm and dedication of our treasured volunteers is stronger than ever.

Cathy, a Chalice Champion currently living in Nova Scotia was recently inspired by a bingo themed 50/50 fundraiser she participated in this past winter. “When I heard that one of the schools I visited on my mission trip to Tanzania in 2019 was raising money for a library I thought that I could use the same idea,” she explained. “Thinking that it was a good way to connect with family and friends across the country during these lockdown times, I put together an emailing list and sent a message.”

Cathy visits Tanzania on Mission Trip

Thanks to Cathy and the support of her friends and family, the fundraiser was a huge success, raising almost $700 CAD towards the Tanzanian library. “I just heard that Chalice has received the amount needed to help the school achieve their goal,” exclaims Cathy. “I think it’s worthwhile to let you know that almost everyone donated their winnings back to Chalice. People have such generous hearts if we only ask!”

With her fundraiser going so well, Cathy is looking forward to running it several times a year, making it bigger and better each round!

The passion and commitment to helping those in need radiates from the hearts of our volunteers. They connect with our mission and inspire others to bring Christ to the poor and the poor to Christ.

April 18-24 is National Volunteer Week. This year’s theme The Value of One, The Power of Many, reflects our volunteers and the incredible way they come together to lift those in need. Their caring and compassion has no end and we are so thankful for each and every one of them.

Thank you for all that you do. We pray that you and your family stay safe during this most difficult time. God bless you all.

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