Project Compassion 2010 Diary Alert

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DIARY ALERT


What: 


Caritas Australia’s 2010

Project Compassion


Starts:  


Wednesday February 17, 2010


Ends: 


Easter Sunday, April 4, 2010


Where: 


All over Australia


Who: 



Caritas Australia


Background:


The largest aid and development fundraiser in Australia, Caritas Australia’s Project Compassion

gives Australians a chance to play an active role in helping the world’s poorest communities break

free from the cycle of poverty. 


Caritas Australia is part of an international network that works in over 200 countries and territories,

empowering communities to help themselves out of poverty and control their own future.


This year’s Project Compassion theme Blueprint for a better world’ focuses on the Millennium

Development Goals, an eight step global action plan for halving world poverty by 2015. These

goals provide a road map, or blueprint, to a better world.


Caritas Australia works to achieve the Millennium Development Goals by

partnering with

organisations that:


Build food security and livelihoods for rural families in Cambodia


Offer

culturally sensitive and community driven education programs

for Indigenous

Australians in the Kimberly region


Support victims of domestic violence in East Timor 


Promote maternal health in PNG


Respond holistically to HIV/AIDS in El Salvador 


Enable communities to respond to food shortages and environmental degradation in Malawi

Project Compassion 2010

aims to beat last year’s fundraising effort of over $8.7

million around

Australia.


Donations can be made to Project Compassion by phoning 1800 024 413, on-line at

www.caritas.org.au or by posting your cheque to GPO Box 9830 in your capital city.


For more information contact Tim O’Connor 0417 284 831 




The Catholic Agency for International Aid and Development

19 MacKenzie Street North Sydney NSW 2060 Australia Toll Free 1800 024 413 Telephone +61 2 9956 5799 Facsimile +61 2 9956 5782

Email caritas@caritas.org.au Website www.caritas.org.au ABN 90 970 605 069





Caritas Australia’s Project Compassion is

building a better world for people like 14 year

old Samon, an AIDS orphan living in rural

Cambodia. His community now has access to

safe drinking water, his extended family has

been supported to start a business and he is

thriving at school and in a youth group for

vulnerable children, 






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