The Common Responsibility Campaign
The Common Responsibility Campaign (known in Finnish as “Yhteisvastuukeräys”) is a nationwide social movement based on the philosophy “love thy neighbour” and the annual fundraising campaign of the Finnish Lutheran Church.
It helps those in need irrespective of their origin, faith or political convictions both in Finland and in developing countries. 60 % of the proceeds go into international emergency aid channelled through Finn Church Aid. 20 % is used annually for financial aid channelled through the Church Diaconia Fund in Finland and 20 % for diaconal work carried out by the local parishes. The Church Diaconia Fund gives financial aid to the underprivileged and people who have faced a sudden disaster, such as a fire or a serious illness.
The campaign is most active from February till April but the collection permit is valid around the year. The collection permit number is RA/2017/785 (until 2019), and in Åland ÅLR 2017/5294 (until 2018). The patron of the campaign is The President of the Republic.