Catholic Charities appeal raises $1.8M in Missouri

Wednesday, February 24, 2010 | 12:10 p.m. CST

ST. LOUIS — The largest private provider of social services in Missouri has surpassed a $1.8 million fundraising goal.

Catholic Charities said its 2009 Christmas Appeal supports such programs as homelessness prevention, substance abuse rehabilitation, tutoring and elderly housing.

Catholic Charities is part of the Archdiocese of Saint Louis. It's made up of eight agencies that help more than 120,000 people each year.


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