Gift purchases in Diocese of Rochester help raise CRS funds - Catholic Courier

Gift purchases in Diocese of Rochester help raise CRS funds

Holiday shoppers can purchase gifts while at the same time supporting Catholic Relief Services.

SERRV, a not-for-profit organization, sells handmade fair-trade goods, including household items, jewelry, clothing and crafts. Twenty percent of each online purchase for SERRV will be donated to CRS.

CRS represents the U.S. Catholic Church in providing humanitarian aid and supporting development in more than 100 countries. According to its website, CRS serves to “work with organizations around the world to help poor and vulnerable people overcome emergencies, earn a living through agriculture and access affordable health care.”

The agency has a chapter in the Diocese of Rochester, with members from across the diocese meeting monthly online. Those interested in joining the chapter may contact Kathy Dubel, diocesan CRS liaison, at 607-734-9784, ext. 2135, or

Tags: Catholic Charities, Faith in Action
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