Areas of Need
Help Bridge the Gap
Bridge the Gap offers the Catholic community an opportunity to connect with local groups, organizations, schools, and parishes that need additional financial resources to help with a project or program. These funds come from individuals like you – every dollar helps these ministries Bridge the Gap to meet their goals.
The Catholic Foundation takes care to ensure all organizations and requests listed below are in alignment with our Catholic teachings and beliefs. A contribution in any amount is greatly appreciated.
Tuscarawas Central CatholicWho
Tuscarawas Central Catholic Jr/Sr High SchoolGoal
$17,000DescriptionGive to this Need
Tuscarawas Central Catholic Jr/Sr High School (TCC) has been educating the students of Tuscarawas County since 1970. The school challenges their students academically, socially, and spiritually to be productive, nurturing Christian citizens in our society. At the same time, TCC is a shelter from the violence gripping our modern world. Tuscarawas Central Catholic is in the process of upgrading their security system to ensure that every child can be confident in their safety. The school is planning to upgrade the door locking and key card systems, improve security camera coverage, and increase office visibility. However, the funds which were carefully set aside to help with this safety effort had to be used to pay for emergency repairs to the school’s sewer line.
Tuscarawas Central Catholic is asking for any assistance the greater Columbus Diocese community may be able to provide. TCC was initially created by merging St. Mary in Dennison and St. Joseph in Dover; as a result they chose The Saints as their mascot. Be a Saint today, and help provide for the safety of our Catholic students.
Back In His Arms Again - Burial for the NeedyWho
Back In His Arms AgainGoal
$17,500DescriptionGIve to this Need
Back In His Arms Again’s mission is to honor each life with a dignified and proper burial. We currently serve between 100-120 families each month in the Central Ohio area which is a sizable increase over last year. Franklin county has the highest infant mortality rate in the state of Ohio, in fact, it is the highest infant mortality rate experienced in the past 50 years. This explains why many of our families are from low income areas. Additionally, we serve an equally high number of losses under 20 weeks gestation. As the families contacting us with financial needs continues to increase, our financial resources to assist them with a simple dignified burial is continually strained. This strain has the ministry humbly searching for additional funding resources to provide these families the opportunity to bury their infant with love and dignity in accordance with our most basic Catholic value of respecting all life from conception to natural death.
Due to our current infant death rate in Central Ohio we are experiencing an increase of requests for financial assistance. We have projected the actual ministry needs will exceed $50,000 and between our current funding, generous grants, and anticipated funding from our annual fundraiser and generous supporters we are confident Back In His Arms Again can meet the increased demand for services.