The Common Responsibility Campaign for 2022

DONATE TO GIVE YOUTH A BRIGHTER TOMORROW

The pandemic has been a trying time for children and young people in Finland and in catastrophe areas around the world. You have the power to give this growing generation a brighter tomorrow by donating to the Common Responsibility Campaign. The campaign will help to bring more adult support into the lives of children and youth.

HERE’S HOW YOUR DONATION WILL HELP IN 2022:

 OUTSIDE FINLAND:

 Approximately 60% of the donated funds will be directed to the work of Finn Church Aid to provide assistance in developing countries. The Disaster Relief Fund of Finn Church Aid helps to initiate and implement emergency relief actions in response to humanitarian catastrophes in developing countries. The need for these actions is caused generally by natural disasters (drought, floods, storms, earthquakes), political conflicts and their ramifications, or unforeseen accidents.

IN FINLAND:

Approximately 20% of the donated funds will remain in participating parishes to support their work aimed at helping distressed youth and for use as diaconal subsidies.

Approximately 20% will be given to the Finnish Association for Children and Youth (Lasten ja nuorten keskus), which runs, for example, the Saapas service that ensures the supportive presence of safe adults in the lives of young people. The national NettiSaapas network of volunteers reaches out to young people through social media and offers them someone safe to talk to, when needed. The newest component of the Saapas service is the KouluSaapas programme being developed through co-operation with schools.

Fundraising for 2022 will get underway on 6 February 2022. The patron of the fundraising campaign is the President of the Republic, and the manager of the campaign for 2021 is Mari Leppänen, Bishop of the Diocese of Turku.