It is important to note that funds raised for a particular organisation or purpose must be given to that organisation or purpose. They cannot be diverted to another purpose after they are raised.
Official agencies of the Catholic Church which should be supported by all schools include: Caritas Australia (www.caritas.org.au) is the Church’s official aid development agency. The major fundraising each year is Project Compassion coordinated during Lent. Contact: Diocesan Director 2nd Floor, The Catholic Centre 143 Edward Street (GPO Box 9830) Brisbane Qld 4000 Ph: 3336 9412 Global Education Advisor 1st Floor, The Catholic Centre 143 Edward Street (GPO Box 2441) Brisbane Qld 4000 Ph: 3369 3309
Catholic Mission (http://www.catholicmission.org.au/) is the international mission and agency of the Church. The major fundraising for each year is during the month of October. Contact: Diocesan Director 3rd Floor, The Catholic Centre 143 Edward Street (GPO Box 543) Brisbane Qld 4000 Ph: 3336 9239 Mission Education Officer 3rd Floor, The Catholic Centre 143 Edward Street (GPO Box 543) Brisbane Qld 4001 Ph: 3336 9239
The St Vincent de Paul Society (http://www.vinnies.org.au/home.cfm) is the largest lay organisation within the Catholic Church and the largest provider of assistance to those in need in Australia. The major fundraisings for each year are the Winter Appeal (June) and the Christmas Appeal (November-December). Contact: Manager, Schools, Adults, Special Support and Youth Team St Vincent de Paul Society 10 Merivale Street (PO Box 3351) South Brisbane Qld 4101 Ph: 3010 1002 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Archbishop’s Centacare Appeal is conducted throughout the Archdiocese (parishes and schools) twice yearly. Proceeds from this appeal assist with costs associated with hospital chaplains in every public hospital in the Archdiocese, Prison Ministry, Seafarers’ Welfare, Murri Ministry and Aids Education. Contact: Director, Fundraising Services Archdiocese of Brisbane 143 Edward Street (GPO Box 282) Brisbane Qld 4000 Ph: 3336 9282