Press release

Caritas Czech republic helps war-torn Ukraine and its refugees in the Czech Republic
May 17, 2022 Press release

Caritas Czech republic helps war-torn Ukraine and its refugees in the Czech Republic

The war in Ukraine has been going on for over two months. Thanks to generous donors, we collected 157,300,000 crowns in the Caritas for Ukraine collection account. How does the money help?

Unemployment and poverty statistics create a false picture. Caritas CARES poverty report
February 16, 2022 Press release

Unemployment and poverty statistics create a false picture. Caritas CARES poverty report

The unemployment rate looks good, but it does not reflect reality. It does not capture the situation of people who are over-indebted, living in precarious situations or working in the grey economy. However, it was these people experiencing poverty who were the hardest hit by the effects of the pandemic; women even more so than men. The new Caritas CARES! report shows a different view of the official figures and highlights how Caritas can help those who are most at risk of poverty.

Three Kings Collection reached a record amount this year. Thank you all who think about others!
February 14, 2022 Press release

Three Kings Collection reached a record amount this year. Thank you all who think about others!

This year Three Kings Collection, during which our carolers went out on the streets again after last year's break, was a great success. Thanks to generous donors, a record 137 601 351 Czech crowns were collected for those in need. 

The Three Kings Collection 2022 has begun. The carolers have taken to the streets
January 10, 2022 Press release

The Three Kings Collection 2022 has begun. The carolers have taken to the streets

All of us from Caritas Czech Republic, including our carolers, look forward to the traditional Three Kings Collection every year. At the beginning of January, tens of thousands of volunteers are going to take part in the largest collection event in the Czech republic nationwide for the 22nd time, following an ancient folk custom. Today, carolers, as in the past, spread God's blessings and messages of merciful love among the people, while asking for a contribution for people in need.

Merciful Summer gives debtors under distraint a chance at the new life
November 9, 2021 Press release

Merciful Summer gives debtors under distraint a chance at the new life

Perhaps tens of thousands of people whose original small debts grew significantly because of the enormously high penalty. A new amendment to the civil court code enables these debtors to settle the debt without penalties and interests. 

Donors supported the Three Kings’ Collection with almost CZK 81,5. The money is already helping. Tha
June 23, 2021 Press release

Donors supported the Three Kings’ Collection with almost CZK 81,5. The money is already helping. Tha

Every coin of this year’s Three Kings’ Collection was counted. The 21st year has reached CZK 81,476,000. That is a considerable amount. The traditional carolling had to leave out the main aspect: the carollers, due to the epidemiological situation. It was possible to contribute to the Collection only online or through the “static moneyboxes”. The collected money is no longer stored on the account, but is already helping all over the country those in need, who found themselves in a difficult situation due to the covid-19 epidemic as well.

The Three King’s moneyboxes unsealed – donors supported the collection with 80 million. Thank you!
February 22, 2021 Press release

The Three King’s moneyboxes unsealed – donors supported the collection with 80 million. Thank you!

The donations from the Three King’s moneyboxes have been counted and its total amount reached 52,3 million. The online carolling on the website of the collection brought another almost 24 million and over 4 million came through generous donor DMS. In total, this year’s Three Kings Collection brought 80,3 million for those in need. Even though the last year’s collection was by 50 million higher, such a good outcome was not expected this year. The epidemiological situation changed the form of the traditional collection – the carollers could not go into the streets. You can still support the collection online until the end of April by DMS or yearly by bank transfer.

The situation from Caritas’ point of view: the poor in the Czech Republic will not enjoy their right
February 26, 2020 Press release

The situation from Caritas’ point of view: the poor in the Czech Republic will not enjoy their right

The social gap is opening dangerously in the Czech Republic. While society is getting richer, we are seeing more poor and homeless people because there is no affordable housing for them. The subsistence level is likely to be increased this year after eight years. How do people who have run into trouble find their way back? Caritas presents an analysis of the situation of poor families and individuals, elderly and homeless people, and proposes a series of measures without which the lives of poor people will not improve.

Caritas new survey: twenty per cent of young people are at risk of poverty
June 13, 2018 Press release

Caritas new survey: twenty per cent of young people are at risk of poverty

To take a closer look at young people at risk of poverty and their biggest problems, as well as to find out how true the received ideas of poverty are, this was the basic motivation to prepare the survey organised by Caritas Czech Republic and the Czech Bishops’ Conference together with the firm Median. It confirmed that for young people, the issues of housing, indebtedness and access to employment are the most serious problems.