Support for war refugees


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On 24 February, the lives of millions of people across our eastern border turned into hell. We all remember the crowds of war refugees at the border, the mothers with their children camping out at railway stations and the great stirring of people’s hearts. A huge wave of refugees swept through Poland. Although the media has quietened down somewhat and our eyes and ears have quickly become accustomed to war, it is still ongoing and cruel. Caritas in Katowice has been working without a moment’s pause since the conflict broke out. We have staff and volunteers working with full commitment every single day. Dozens of people use the accommodation every day. Among the crowd of needy people, there is a group that requires our special attention and care: those who have experienced the death of loved ones and those living with the heavy trauma of a brutal war etched on their faces. It is for them that we are organising our fundraiser.

At Caritas, we are aware that our nations are divided by history, but we remember the words of our Lord, Jesus Christ: “Whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.” (Matthew, 25:40) That is why we do not strive for divisions, but place our trust in love. The practical dimension of that love is mercy. When we overcome weakness and discouragement, unexpected and beautiful things happen, and the good work of volunteers and supporters far exceeded our boldest expectations. The Kingdom of God is upon us! We are currently raising funds for food, water, accommodation, basic medical care, psychological support, Polish language classes and translation of documents.

We do not focus on the bad, but try to fight for the good. Openness to the other makes it possible for us to experience mutual giving alongside all the evils of war, fear, suffering and death. We raise funds for supplies, water, accommodation, medical care, psychological support, learning the Polish language and translation of documents. The Centre for Migrants and Refugees on Jordana Street in Katowice is the place where we will carry out all these activities until at least the end of 2023.

Don’t allow yourself to get used to war and harm. Become one of us by providing real support and assistance. You are welcome!

We already have:
261 089
261,089 zł

We need:
1 000 000

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Caritas Archidiecezji Katowickiej
ul. Wita Stwosza 20
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PL 96 1050 1214 1000 0090 3169 8062
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EUR account:
PL 06 1050 1214 1000 0090 8156 0204
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PL 30 1050 1214 1000 0090 8158 3925
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Donors who have supported this campaign


Name Amount Your words of support
Anonymous Donor PLN300.00
Anonymous Donor PLN285.00
Anonymous Donor PLN200.00
Zbigniew PLN100.00
Mariusz PLN1.00
Ilona PLN50.00
Anonymous Donor PLN1.00
Anonymous Donor PLN1.00
Bartłomiej PLN20.00

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Why work with Caritas?


Welcome to a place where two worlds – meet – people with disabilities, suffering and poverty, and volunteers and community workers helping their fellow humans.

Everyone faces their own weaknesses on a daily basis. However, we believe that together we are able to self-improve and help others improve through the power of the most important commandment, love thy neighbour.

We try to reach everyone, but our resources are limited. Your help will allow us to widen our activities and reach out to those who really need us.

Our origins date back to 1924. We have been sharing the good for nearly 100 years.

One of the main tasks of the Church is to preach Caritas. Caritas means love.

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