As we celebrate the fifth-year anniversary of Laudato Si’, now seems the perfect time to reflect on Pope Francis’ words from his ground-breaking encyclical.
His words, calling everyone to hear to ‘the cry of the Earth and the cry of the poor’ seem particularly apt during this time of the coronavirus pandemic, where we have seen communities come together in solidarity to tackle the virus.
And, in the scale of the global pandemic, we are often drawn to thinking that our individual actions can’t make a difference. Yet, Pope Francis reminds us that “all it takes is one good person to restore hope.”
So, this summer, we are calling you and your family to help restore hope in your local and our global community. We are calling on you to be the signs of hope for our world.
What can I do?
Getting involved is easy.
We are inviting everyone to get involved in the Summer of Hope by recreating at home the events you will miss this summer and transforming them into a sign of hope through raising money for CAFOD’s Coronavirus Appeal.
From sports days to summer fayres, we have a whole range of ideas you can reinvent at home in our A-Z of fundraising ideas.
You can hold your socially-distanced event with your family, school community or parish – and make sure to record your efforts on social media, tagging your photos and posts with @cafod #summerofhope.
Fundraising is easy through a JustGiving page and if you’d like any help, just drop us a phone call or email on email@example.com. You can also donate directly through the CAFOD website.
We can’t wait to see everything you get up to!