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Catholic Diocese of Little Rock
Catholic Relief Services (CRS) is the official overseas relief and development agency of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. CRS works to ease human suffering and promote justice around the world. In the United States, CRS educates Catholics about global solidarity. For more information, Contact Us.
The Diocese of Little Rock CRS office helps raise awareness of the work of CRS and provides them with fundraising support. Our diocese currently is most involved in CRS Rice Bowl, which takes place each Lent. Seventy-five percent of money collected through this program is sent to CRS to help support their work. The other 25 percent remains in the diocese to help those in need.
Worldwide, CRS works in Asia, Africa, Eastern Europe, Latin America and the Middle East. Some areas of focus are improving community health, agricultural assistance, water security, promoting greater access to good education, providing an emergency response during natural disasters and humanitarian crises, microfinance, youth and peace building. Visit the CRS website to learn more about their work overseas or get the latest news.
CRS Rice Bowl is a Lenten program that seeks to educate participants on issues faced by the poor in the developing world and to raise funds for CRS' overseas development projects. For more information, go to CRS Rice Bowl.
This national collection is held on the fourth Sunday of Lent and raises funds for Catholic Relief Services and other organizations of the Catholic Church. For more information, go to the Special Collections.