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Congratulations to White Swan, Leavenworth, and St. Joseph-Kennewick for meeting your goal! We also have Toppenish, Warden, Prosser, St. Joseph Yakima, St. Joseph-Sunnyside, and Grandview within 90%-99% of meeting their goal.  Thank you everyone for all your hard work!

ACA Moment: What would the world be like without volunteers?  With the 2014 ACA quickly drawing to a close and making way for the 2015 ACA Campaign to begin, now seems like a perfect time to thank the many people who gave their time and talents to ensure the success of the 2014 ACA.  From the volunteers who gave the Lay Witness Talks to the parish volunteers who spent hours counting money and filling out reports, your contributions are invaluable to making the Annual Catholic Appeal happen each year.

Two volunteers who have touched the ACA here at the Pastoral Center are Elaine Perko and Deena Dufault.  Both Elaine and Deena are members of Holy Family Parish in Yakima.  Once a month from February through October, these ladies would come to help prepare the monthly ACA statements to be sent to pledgers throughout the Diocese.  They would manage the machines that would stuff and seal the statements and keep them organized by ZIP Code so that the Diocese could receive a bulk mail discount.  Their willingness and enthusiasm throughout the many paper jams and hours of standing is much appreciated!  Throughout the course of the year, over 22,000 statements were sent out with their help.

Thank you to both Elaine and Deena for their hours of volunteer time to bring the ACA to every part of the Diocese! (click here)

ACA Training Day (Fri. September 19):

Thank you for those who attended the 3rd Annual Training for ACA on Friday, September 19. The material that was presented is available on-line. (click here)

Summary Highlights (September 30, 2013 vs. September 30, 2014)

   

Last Year

 

This Year

Difference

 
   

2013 ACA

vs.

2014 ACA

   

*

Pledge

$1,938,268

 

$2,091,864

$153, 596

Increase

*

Goal

$1,464,155

 

$1,525,795

$61,640

Increase

*

PTD

$1,696,262

 

$1,844,736

$148,474

Increase

*

Total Rebates

$290,215

 

$347,235

$57,020

Increase

*

Actual Income to Diocese

$1,406,047

 

$1,497,502

$91,455

Increase

*

Shortfall to Diocese

$58,108

 

$21,891

$36,217

Decrease

*

Participation

6,988

 

7,526

538

Increase

The Monthly Report for September is available on the ACA Website: Please visit the link below for the latest ACA Monthly Report.  http://yakimadiocese.org/index.php/ministries/annual-catholic-appeal.

Should you have any questions regarding the ACA, please do not hesitate to contact Alma Benitez, Director of Stewardship and Development, or Sandra Boguslawski, ACA Bookkeeper, at (509) 965-7117. Our e-mail addresses are This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..