Change for Global Change

Change for Global Change
begins our second decade of changing lives for the better!

Donations have ‘poured’ in from across America!
to help people around the world to live more sustainably.

Thanks to the generosity of our donors we have funded more than 60 projects
that have helped to improve the lives of thousands of people


Take a trip around the globe for a quick summary of who we are!

Click here to see our story on PREZI.
Set full-screen, turn up your volume, click righthand circle to enlarge, then use right arrow to move ‘around the world’!



Details are on the How You Can Help page.

Who We Are

Change for Global Change is a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation founded by the Sisters of Saint Joseph of Philadelphia. Networking with all the Congregations of Sisters of Saint Joseph in the U.S. Federation, we collect “change” in order to bring about sustainable change in areas where Sisters and Associates of Saint Joseph minister.


How We Help

First, we raise awareness of sustainability issues that affect the lives of every person on our planet. Take some time to explore the pages of this website, read the stories of our grant recipients, look at our campaign materials and visit some of the suggested sites for additional resources.


Second, we collect donations from many people, so that joining together in a neighbor-to-neighbor, across-the-street and around-the-world effort, we can make a difference in the lives of our sisters and brothers in need.


Third, we connect with our Sisters and Associates of Saint Joseph throughout the world, where the people they serve lack many basic necessities, especially potable water.


Why We Help

The Sisters of Saint Joseph were founded in 17th century France to address the “miseries” or crucial needs of the time.  We firmly believe that caring for Earth and all God’s people is one of today’s greatest needs.

 Board Members

Sister Roberta Archibald, SSJ
Sister Joan Carey, SSJ

Sister Mary Louise Gentilini, SSJ

Margaret Jude Sullivan, SSJ

Sister Susie Thornton, SSJ
Sister Dorothy Urban, SSJ
Mrs. Mary Vanderhoof

“Greater scarcity of water will lead to an increase in the cost of food and the various products which depend on its use. Some studies warn that an acute water shortage may occur within a few decades unless urgent action is taken. The environmental repercussions could affect billions of people and species; it is also conceivable that the control of water by large multinational businesses may become a major source of conflict in this century."
[Pope Francis, Laudato Si, #31]


Change for Global Change is a non-profit 501c(3) corporation whose purpose is to collect change
(coins or bills) in order to bring about sustainable change in areas of great need.
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