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. The Common Responsibility Campaign defends neglected people and advocates for caring and justice. Fighting indifference, we encourage society and its members to assume responsibility. The patron of the campaign is The President of the Republic.

The Common Responsibility Campaign 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 for variable charity projects in Finland and 20 % for diaconal work carried out by the local parishes.

The support is very concrete – the aim is to help people help themselves.  Since 1950, the  Campaign has reached already hundreds of thousands of people.

The campaign is most active from February till April but the collection permit is valid around the year.