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Thousands of generous supporters including individuals, schools and parishes across Adelaide have joined in solidarity with the world’s poor, donating more than $650,000 to Caritas Australia’s Project Compassion campaign.

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Held annually over the six weeks of Lent, Project Compassion seeks to help end poverty, promote justice and uphold dignity and this year took on the theme of ‘Give Lent 100%’.

One of Australia’s largest humanitarian fundraising and awareness raising campaigns, Project Compassion raised $10.8m nationally this year.

Caritas Australia’s head of Engagement and Sustainability, Richard Landels, thanked the Adelaide community for its support.

“By giving generously during Project Compassion, the people of Australia are showing that when we sow seeds of hope we reap the fruit of love and compassion,” Mr Landels said.

“For more than 54 years, Project Compassion has helped change the lives of millions of people. The generosity of our supporters makes this possible. With this support, Caritas Australia is able to go wherever the challenges are greatest, giving a voice to the most vulnerable.”

One of the highlights of this year’s Project Compassion was the launch Mass celebrated at St Joseph’s School, Tranmere. This was followed by a Justice Leadership workshop where students from schools across Adelaide learnt about the nature of Caritas Australia’s work to tackle the root causes of poverty in communities across the world.

Thomas More College demonstrated how Project Compassion changes lives when we all give 100 per cent by raising more than $15,300 in support of the work of Caritas Australia.

To learn more about Caritas Australia and Project Compassion visit: www.caritas.org.au/projectcompassion

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