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Special Kids/Special Needs
Campaign

A fundraising supported by parishes in the Diocese of Arlington

Donate to our Special Kids/Special Needs Campaign

About our Special Kids/Special Needs fundraiser

Every year, between 60-70 parishes from our Diocese volunteer to hold a fundraiser at one of their Sunday masses to benefit Porto Charities' Special Kids/Special Needs campaign. This collection effort is fully endorsed and encouraged by Bishop Burbidge. 

100% of ALL donations become grants awarded to Catholic schools right here in our Diocese so that they may start new programs to welcome students with disabilities, or expand their current services for children with intellectual and developmental disabilities. 

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Parishes holding a fundraiser in 2024

Product Name $4

Parish Name
Collection Weekend
Basilica of St. Mary
10/27/2024
Blessed Sacrament
06/16/2024
Christ the Redeemer
07/14/2024
Good Shepherd
10/27/2024
Holy Spirit
10/06/2024
Holy Trinity
10/13/2024
Our Lady of Angels
06/16/2024
Our Lady of Hope
07/14/2024
Our Lady of the Blue Ridge
07/28/2024
Precious Blood
08/11/2024
Queen of Apostles
07/28/2024
Queen of Peace
10/06/2024
Sacred Heart (Manassas)
09/29/2024
Sacred Heart of Jesus
09/15/2024
St. Andrews
10/06/2024
St. Bernadette
10/27/2024
St. James
10/06/2024
St. John Neumann
06/09/2024
St. John the Baptist
06/23/2024
St. Joseph
10/27/2024
St. Jude (Fredericksburg)
08/11/2024
St. Leo the Great
10/06/2024
St. Luke
10/06/2024
St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception
10/06/2024
St. Matthew
08/11/2024
St. Paul Hague Mission
07/07/2024
St. Phillip
07/21/2024
St. Timothy
10/13/2024
St. Veronica
08/11/2024
St. William of York
07/21/2024
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How to hold a fundraiser for the
Special Kids/Special Needs Campaign

If your parish has not signed on yet to hold a collection for Porto Charities, please consider joining our efforts to support our local schools and families that need assistance through our program. Keep in mind that even if your parish does not have a school of its own, your parishioners with children are probably attending another parish school nearby and benefit from the support Porto Charities is providing.

Make a Donation to our
Special Kids/Special Needs Campaign

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An important part of the Bishop's Strategic Plan is to further develop this ministry so that all schools within the diocese may be able to offer special education programs to children with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
We hope to reach 100% participation from the parishes in the Diocese of Arlington. With your help, we can make it happen.
Contact Art Bennett to set up a SK/SN fundraiser at your Parish, or to donate by check.
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