Poverty comes in many forms and can be found even in our own communities.
Chalice Impact Stories 2018
November 28, 2019 - Chalice
International Day for the Eradication of Poverty
November 12, 2019 - UN
Theme: “Acting together to empower children, their families and communities to end poverty”
In particular, the Convention recognizes the right of every child to a standard of living adequate for the child’s physical, mental, spiritual, moral and social development. Poverty hurts children’s development and, in turn, leads to lower income and health in adulthood. When child poverty is recognized as a denial of children’s human rights then people in positions of responsibility and power are legally bound to promote, protect and fulfil children’s rights. Above all, it is imperative to recognize and address the specific discriminations experienced by the girl child. ....READ MORE
Chalice Impact September 2019
September 3, 2019
Kaysongo Primary School was the dream of many parents in the small Kenyan community, whose children were walking up to 10 km, each way, to attend school. But the teachers and students were struggling to achieve high grades without sufficient infrastructure and learning materials. (See the video)
Chalice Impact June Report 2019
Pierre is making a difference for his children’s future
Chalice Impact May Report 2019
Chalice Impact Report April 2019
Chalice Impact Report February 2019
It's International Development Week, a time when Canadians recognize our role in development work in the global south. ......READ MORE
Chalice Impact Report January 2019
This Christmas, Jane puts her "Love in Action"
World Day of the Poor
November 18, 2018 - prepared by Andrew Conradi, ofs, FVC
Today is the World Day of the Poor. Our attention is drawn to excerpts of the Pope's Message:
"What does the cry of the poor express, if not their suffering and their solitude, their disappointment and their hope? We can ask ourselves how their plea, which rises to the presence of God, can fail to reach our own ears, or leave us cold and indifferent. On this World Day of the Poor, we are called to make a serious examination of conscience, to see if we are truly capable of hearing the cry of the poor. … We are so trapped in a culture that induces us to look in the mirror and pamper ourselves, that we think that an altruistic gesture is enough, without the need to get directly involved.
provide help that otherwise we would have been unable to offer. The realization that in the face of so much poverty our capacity for action is limited, weak and insufficient, leads us to reach out to others so that, through mutual cooperation, we can attain our goals all the more effectively."
READ THE FULL MESSAGE OF THE POPE FOR THIS 2018 YEAR
Chalice Impact Report - October
The 2 Euro T-Shirt - A Social Experiment
September 21, 2018 - The Huffington Post - Video 1:44 minutes
The Myth of the Ethical Shopper - Read the Full Story
I’m Homeless, But I’m Not…
Aug 8, 2018 - BuzzFeed (Disregard the ads)
“I’m homeless but I’m still a human being…” a powerful message!
See the original article
Chalice Impact Report June 2018
The Kenya and Tanzania School Farming Project offers support to school feeding programs and community gardens. Students are heavily involved in the process - older students have even formed their own gardening clubs!
March 6, 2018
Overflowing with Joy in Kawambwa, Zambia
"ODI Sub-Site is overflowing with great joy as we see water running from taps, giving children and each one of us life and a sign of good health," said Sr. Auxilia, sub-site director. March 22 is World Water Day. READ MORE
February 5, 2018
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Chalice SupportersAre Beacons of Hope
From Luba, site director in Ternopil, Ukraine: "For me, true support means building a 'home' for our children where they are loved, cared for and feel safe." READ MORE
Water Gives Hope
From Fr. Jose Martin, site director in Baraka, Kenya: "On behalf of the sponsor site and the entire community, I thank all who helped make this project a reality." READ MORE
From Canada to Bolivia: United in Solidarity and Faith
Show this to anyone who doesn't understand privilege
October 30, 2017
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