Catholic Charities 2012 Appeal

March 30, 2012 Updated Apr 1, 2012 at 12:57 AM EDT

By WKBW Programming

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March 30, 2012 Updated Apr 1, 2012 at 12:57 AM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. ( WKBW ) Bishop Edward Kmiec and Sister Mary McCarrick, OSF urged everyone on a recent visit to Channel 7's "AM/Buffalo" to donate for the final weekend of the Catholic Charities 2012 appeal.

The Bishop and officials from the Diocese of Buffalo will be accepting donations on Palm Sunday, and meet the media at their Buffalo offices.

The final total is expected to be released Tuesday at 10a.m.

Here is more on the work of the Catholic Charities from their official website.

Catholic Charities of Buffalo is the most comprehensive human service provider in Western New York, reaching all eight counties with professionally staffed locations. Catholic Charities serves Western New Yorkers without regard to age, race or religious affiliation. Today’s Catholic Charities leads the way for an integrated human service delivery system.

In 2007, the agency voluntarily sought and received its first four-year accreditation from the Council on Accreditation, attesting to its adherence to the highest national professional standards and delivery of the best quality services.

Catholic Charities offers programs that strive to empower individuals, children and families. Among them are comprehensive counseling services for all ages, basic emergency assistance and referrals, child and adult mental health services, chemical dependency treatment, educational and vocational services, services to the aging, parish outreach and advocacy, marriage counseling, foster care and adoption services, child and adult day care, and a variety of programs that address prevention and treatment of a number of family issues.