St. Therese of Lisieux and St. Francis Xavier are our patron saints.
     We call on their intercession for all involved in Father Chuck's Challenge, and for missionaries everywhere.

"Whatever you do for the least of my brothers you do for me."  (Mt. 25:40)

Our Mission's trip to Haiti this year was chronicled by Food for the Poor's videographer.  View the video and meet the people Father Chuck's Challenge is all about.

In The News: Food For The Poor
  “Our provision of housing to the poor in Nicaragua and Haiti is possible only with project management by critically important partners, including partner charity Food For the Poor (FFTP).   FFTP’s charitable mission is much broader than ours, however.  For example, FFTP also receives, warehouses, and distributes sorely-needed goods (food, clothing, pharmaceuticals, etc.) in-kind throughout Central America and the Caribbean.  Although we are not involved in supporting or carrying out this aspect of FFTP’s mission, we are aware that the States of California and Michigan have disagreed with FFTP’s method of valuing in-kind pharmaceutical aid and have issued “cease and desist” orders with respect to FFTP solicitations which include statistics based, in part, on these valuations.  The Board of Father Chuck’s Challenge receives periodic updates regarding the status of this matter from FFTP executive management.  We believe that our partnership with FFTP remains the most effective means for us to provide housing and livelihood to the poor in Nicaragua and Haiti."


If you would like to learn more about the status of FFTP’s appeal and response to their legal challenges in California and Michigan,  please view the material here.

Father Chuck's Challenge

Father Chuck's Challenge, Inc. is a charitable nonprofit under IRC Section 501(c)(3) 

Our Tax Number is 27-0165813

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Ten years ago Monsignor Francis X. Schmidt began the work of Father Chucks Challenge.  On April 22, 2017,  125 donors, volunteers and friends of FCC gathered at St. Isaac Jorges parish in Wayne, Pa. to celebrate and reflect upon the accomplishments of our FCC ministry. Click on the picture to hear more.........


        Father Chuck's Challenge, 
 
is a  small local charity
attempting to help clearly identified, desperately poor people in Haiti and Nicaragua with clear definite plans for...

"sheltering the homeless"  (new homes, latrines)

"feeding the hungry"  (chickens, fruit trees, seeds)

"giving drink to the thirsty"  (pure water to each home)

permanently!   fundamentally!   economically!   immediately!