Parishes across western Oregon will take up a second collection for the Catholic Campaign for Human Development the weekend of Nov. 21-22. The campaign, begun in 1970, is the anti-poverty wing of the U.S. Catholic Church. Funds go toward grants for organizations that address poverty at its roots. In the Archdiocese of Portland, projects are eligible for funding only if they have a demonstrable link to the Catholic Church.

That usually means parish or vicariate involvement in the work. Applicants must submit a letter of support from a Catholic parish or organization.

In the past, western Oregon projects received even more in national CCHD grants than local parishioners contributed.