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Fall Combined Collection Campaign

Combined Collections

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

World Mission Sunday

Catholic Home Missions

Catholic Relief Services

Church in Central and Eastern Europe

Collection for the Works of the Holy Father: Peter's Pence

This year's fall Combined Collections appeal takes place October 14-15, 2017.

New this year is the option to donate online using our 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

For questions, please call Michele Nabih at 414-769-3323.


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.