Teaching our children the meaning of stewardship and caring for each other is an important life lesson. Children can participate in their very own 'offertory' at Mass, with proceeds going to help other children in the developing world. Or, a classroom or an entire school can participate in various activities to support Chalice's Children. To find out more about how your parish or school can participate in this programme, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-800-776-6855, ext. 201.
- There are 805,000,000 undernourished people around the world today, according to World Food Programme.
- 98% of the world's hungry live in developing countries.
- about 1/3 of all food produced goes to waste/is never consumed.
- The first 1000 days, starting at pregnancy, are especially important for a healthy and productive life.
- Under-nutrition is still a leading cause of death in young children.
I Can Tell Your Story
In our faith Jesus depends on us to tell His story. Through parables, Jesus repeatedly asks us to listen and share stories of those who are unheard, especially the poor, oppressed and hungry - our forgotten brothers and sisters. Chalice's 'I Can Tell Your Story' invitation asks us to be a voice for those who are not heard, with the prayerful hope that through this storytelling, pictures from our Sites will become a living reality.
We encourage you to get involved. On our website - chalice.ca - you will find stories from our Sponsor Sites and resources to help you tell your own story. Chalice invites you to share your own story (and photos) about your sponsored child or senior and how you are making their stories really heard.
Hundreds of schools across Canada are participating in fundraising and sponsoring of children through Chalice. Please click on this brand new educational resource to find information on how to support Chalice, as well as information that you can use to teach students about the challenges that are faced by children and families in our sponsor sites. Look for the section on how to invite a Chalice speaker to come to your school, as well as fun games that teach about the mission of Chalice. Please call 1-800-776-6855, ext 201 to get your school involved.