Holding church collections for the Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal

CAFOD stands together with all peoples around the world during times of crisis and in addressing the causes of poverty.

In response to Russian attacks in Ukraine, we are supporting an appeal to aid the humanitarian response that is being provided by local partners and agencies.

How to share the appeal with your church

1. Hold a collection

Order collection envelopes

2. Speak at church

Please ask your priest or vicar for permission to talk about the Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal at either the beginning or end of a service.

What you could say:

Script for short talk (English)

We’ve all been deeply disturbed and upset by the conflict in Ukraine.

Sadly hundreds of people have been killed and families are being forced to flee their homes. Refugees urgently need food, water and shelter. CAFOD is working closely with Caritas Ukraine, Caritas Poland and others, who are already there delivering practical help to those most in need.

CAFOD is a member of the DEC, which has launched a national appeal, and you can be part of the Church’s response today by giving to CAFOD’s Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal at cafod.org.uk/ukraine (or by giving to the collection today).

Please also continue to pray for peace in Ukraine.

Prezentacja słowna w Parafii

Wszyscy jesteśmy głęboko poruszeni i zrozpaczeni konfliktem na Ukrainie.

Niestety setki ludzi zostało zabitych i rodziny zostały zmuszone do ucieczki. Uchodźcy pilnie potrzebują żywności, wody i schronienia. CAFOD (część Caritas Internationalis) blisko wspólłpracuje z Caritas Ukraina i Caritas Polska oraz innymi podmiotami, którzy dostarczają praktycznej pomocy dla najbardziej potrzebujących.

CAFOD jest członkiem DEC, który rozpoczął ogólnonarodowy Apel w UK i Ty możesz być częścią odpowiedzi Kościoła Katolickiego poprzez wsparcie Apelu Pomocy Humanitarnej na Ukrainie cafod.org.uk/Ukraine (lub poprzez ofiarę zbieraną w Kosciele).

Prosimy również o kontynuację modlitwy o pokój na Ukrainie

3. Add a message to your church newsletter or website

You can share details of the Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal in newsletters or on your church's website.

Suggested text (English)

Families affected by the conflict in Ukraine urgently need food, water and shelter. CAFOD is working closely with Caritas Ukraine, Caritas Poland and others, who are already there delivering practical help to those most in need. You can be part of the Church’s response by giving to CAFOD’s Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal at cafod.org.uk/ukraine. Please also continue to pray for peace in Ukraine.

Ogłoszenie w Parafialnym Biuletynie

Rodziny dotknięte przez konflikt na Ukrainie pilnie potrzebują żywności, wody i schronienia. CAFOD (część Caritas Internationalis) blisko wspólłpracuje z Caritas Ukraina i Caritas Polska oraz innymi podmiotami, którzy dostarczają praktycznej pomocy dla najbardziej potrzebujących. Możesz być częścią odpowiedzi Kościoła Katolickiego poprzez wsparcie Apelu Pomocy Humanitarnej na Ukrainine cafod.org.uk/ukraine Prosimy również o kontynuację modlitwy o pokój na Ukrainine.

4. Put up a poster on your church's noticeboard

Download fileUkraine Humanitarian Appeal posters (pdf, 886kb)

Posters to download and share with your parish. Posters are available in colour or black and white.

Ways to pay in the money you collect

Contactless giving

If your church uses a contactless device for parish collections, please see if you can add CAFOD as an external option for people to donate to as a 'second collection'.

By phone

Call 0303 303 3030 to donate via debit or credit card.

By post

Send collection envelopes or cheques made payable to 'CAFOD' to:

CAFOD
Romero House
55 Westminster Bridge Road
London
SE1 7JB

Please do not send cash in the post - we do not want your kind donations to go missing.

Online

Pay in your collections through our website or donate via JustGiving.

How is CAFOD responding?

CAFOD is part of Caritas Internationalis – one of the largest aid networks in the world. Working with local aid workers and volunteers across numerous countries, we have a global reach and a local presence and can therefore respond very quickly to emergencies.

As our local partners live within the communities they work with, they are a constant presence and so understand the community’s immediate and long-term needs.

Read more about CAFOD's response to this crisis

How to fundraise for CAFOD

Resources to guide church collections for the Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal - ideas, important information and our JustGiving campaign - fundraise your way. Thank you

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