“To protect creation, to protect every man and every woman, to look upon them with tenderness and love, is to open up a horizon of hope; it is to let a shaft of light break through the heavy clouds; it is to bring the warmth of hope!” — Pope Francis
The CRS Ark of Hope invites you to recall the story of Noah and the Flood—a story of hope and of God's love for his children and all creation. Today,we share this hope with our sisters and brothers most in need through CRS’ lifesaving work around the world. Lead the way to a better world by fundraising with your community to fill a symbolic ark and help enable all members of our global family to thrive.
We’re all in this together.
Don't build your ark alone! Gather your community, friends, family or coworkers and fill your ark together. Make it exciting by competing between classes or teams, or simply set a goal to fill a whole ark as a community. You get to decide what goes on your ark, so fill it with all the animals or just a few. You can also focus your ark on the topics of hunger or migration by using the linked resources below and in the menu to enhance your fundraiser with prayers, stories, videos and more.
Fundraising in your community can help end global hunger. It helps support migrants, refugees and other members of our human family in need.
We make the most impact when we take action with others. CRS invites you to lead the way to a better world through your CRS Ark of Hope fundraiser, joining Catholics and others of good will across the United States who are working to do the same by participating in our Lead the Way on Hunger and Lead the Way on Migration campaigns.