500 Gifts for 500 Years Campaign

The Philippines is celebrating the quincentenary of the Roman Catholic Church in the country. In his message to the Filipinos for the Jubilee celebration of the 500 Years of Christianity in the Philippines, Pope Francis emphasized the importance of giving as a way to mark this unique milestone. “Renew your enthusiasm for evangelization. Reach out to others and bring them the hope and joy of the Gospel,” he said.

The Congregation of the Sons of Charity – Canossians has been reaching out and sharing the joy of the Gospel to our brothers and sisters in Eastern Samar, Tondo, Marikina, Bataan, Cagayan de Oro, Quezon City, and Cavite for the past 35 years. We have been gifted with the unique charism of making Jesus known and love in serving the poor and the little ones which we have been doing to the people entrusted in our care in 6 communities nationwide.  However, to be able to continue to do all these things, we need more workers in God’s vineyard – and thus, our continuous advocacy for the promotion of vocations.  Each year, we need to spend Php 10,193,630.00.

Campaign Objective

  • Celebrate 500 Years of Catholicism in the Philippines by supporting the development of 500 religious and lay people;
  • Introduce and raise awareness about the vocation and charism of the PDOs in its ecosystem of good; and
  • Minimum of 500 GIFTS to support the PDOs’ human capital to implement service projects and support lays and missions, which will be distributed to participating PDOs.

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How Can I Help?

We are looking for 500 individuals, families, organizations, and corporations to support the development of religious and lay mission workers of the Church.

You may pledge to support in cash or in-kind.