Hearing Mike talk about Catholic Charities was certainly an eye opener. This organization serves the geographic area of the Chicago Archdiocese, and has over 150 programs for the public, from food and clothing pantries to counseling, senior apartments and early child development centers. And all this is headquartered right here in Des Plaines! The Church with a capital C does not financially support the organization, though of course many parishes volunteer time or raise money for them. 92 cents of every dollar they raise goes directly to their programs. That's an organization we can feel good about supporting.