MONTREAL, Feb. 13, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - Committed for over 45 years to
the cause of vulnerable people in the Global South, DEVELOPMENT AND
PEACE invites the public to become involved in this new edition of its
annual Share Lent fundraising campaign. Beginning today, Ash Wednesday, and running until
March 31, 2013, the campaign will highlight the work of partners in
Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East and their daily
struggle for greater human dignity.
Over the years, Development and Peace's combat has remained the same:
providing support for the most disadvantaged in favour of greater
social justice. "This year, our campaign slogan, Human Dignity - More Than Ever,
celebrates the intrinsic dignity of all human beings. Human dignity is
at the heart of our values. It inspires us, as an organization of the
Catholic Church of Canada, to act, to give, and to support those with
whom we share this fundamental human principle," explains Michael Casey, Executive Director of DEVELOPMENT AND PEACE,
before adding that "this edition of Share Lent provides us with a good opportunity to remind
people that without human dignity there can be no progress." As is the case every year, in various parts of the country the
organization will receive visitors in solidarity representing a certain
number of our partners.
Thanks to donations from the general public, DEVELOPMENT AND PEACE will
be able to continue to support its partners in implementing programs
that enable disadvantaged communities to ensure their own development
in a fully dignified way. The high point of the 2013 Share Lent campaign will occur on Sunday, March 17, also known as Solidarity
Sunday, with the holding of a collection in every parish of the
country. This year's campaign also invites all Canadians to participate
in the Good Friday fast to raise funds and express their solidarity.
Every year, DEVELOPMENT AND PEACE helps reconstruct regions devastated
by conflicts and natural disasters. Ten percent of donations collected
during the Share Lent campaign are earmarked for emergency relief.
DEVELOPMENT AND PEACE, an international-solidarity organization of the
Catholic Church of Canada, always holds its fundraising campaign during
Lent, a time of year that is particularly conducive to sharing.
Donations to DEVELOPMENT AND PEACE may be made by calling
1-888-234-8533 (514-257-8711 in the Montreal region) or by visiting the
organization's website at www.devp.org,
SOURCE: DEVELOPMENT AND PEACE
For further information:
Khoudia Ndiaye, 514-257-8711, ext. 318, firstname.lastname@example.org