BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — Catholic Charities of Buffalo is now looking to raise $11 million with its 2019 Appeal. That's the same amount it's set as a goal for the last four years.
The annual fundraiser kicked off Tuesday to benefit 70 programs that help more than 150,000 people around the city.
It's the first Appeal since Catholic Charities ended its foster care and adoption services, a move that was met with backlash and came after a same-sex couple applied to adopt or foster a child through the program.
Catholic Charities was able to reach its goal last year, despite setbacks it suffered from the sex abuse crisis.
So far, this year's Appeal has raised nearly $1.5 million.