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Combined Collection Campaign

Combined Collections

Each spring, a special collection known as Combined Collections: Church in the United States asks parishioners to donate to several worthy causes through one big collection during June. The five worthy ministries benefiting from your donations are:

Black and Indian Missions

Catholic Campaign for Human Development

Catholic Communication Campaign

Catholic University of America

Fund for Religious Retirement

This year's appeal takes place June 9-10, 2018. 


New this year is the option to donate online using the Archdiocese secured page.

You may also make a donation by mailing your check (made out to Combined Collections) to:

Archdiocese of Milwaukee - Development Office
Combined Collections
3501 S. Lake Dr.
P.O. Box 070912
Milwaukee, WI  53207-0912

Please Give Generously!


See the bulletin flier for more information.



History of the Combined Collections:

In the mid-1980s, the Council of Priests got together to discuss the volume of “second collections” for various causes. The frequency of the ask (monthly) was too often and the important messages accompanying these charities were being diminished. 

As a result of the study, the first Combined Collections Program began across the Archdiocese of Milwaukee in 1989.

Today, the collections are taken twice a year (June and October) and generally one focuses on national causes and the other on international. The same five charities are usually collected for during the spring (June) and fall (October) collections; however, occasionally a new charity is added to the mix and another removed.