Published on January 24, 2017
On January 12, 2017, the St. Elizabeth’s Guild held their first meeting of the New Year and presented checks representing their 2016 donations to various Catholic Charities programs. In total, the Guild donated $101,000 to five programs!
Padua House received $55,000, which will be used to purchase a new generator. This will allow Padua to seamlessly provide services for residents, especially those with specialized medical equipment, in the event of a storm or power outage.
St. John the Baptist Head Start received $29,000, which will be used to replace ceiling tiles and install a new security buzzer system at the facility. These additions will ensure the health and safety of the Head Start students and staff.
Isaiah 43 received $7,000, which will be used to purchase new materials for parenting and mentoring workshops. These materials will give parents, mentors and mentees the proper tools to get the most out of the workshops.
Therapeutic Family Services received $5,000, which will be used to host Easter, Christmas and Back-to-School parties, in addition to other small events throughout the year. These events help families provide their foster children with a full childhood experience.
Cornerstone Kids received $5,000, which will be used to provide assistance with school supply and uniform purchases, funding for educational experiences for mentors and mentees and an annual Christmas party. These activities help children with an incarcerated parent(s) build self-esteem and develop healthy, positive relationships.
St. Elizabeth’s Guild has been an immensely generous donor to the children’s programs of Catholic Charities for more than 40 years. Sr. Marjorie Hebert, President and CEO of Catholic Charities, commented, “I’m continually amazed by how ordinarily St. Elizabeth’s Guild makes extraordinary things happen for Catholic Charities.”
Following a delicious lunch, the Guild installed their new officers. The 2017-2018 St. Elizabeth’s Guild offers are Kathi Zimmerman, President; Kathleen Robert, 1st Vice President; Cindy Paulin, 2nd Vice President; Joan Ingram, Corresponding Secretary; Casey Klaman, Recording Secretary; and Karen Pilie, Treasurer. Catholic Charities looks forward to working with these new officers in the upcoming year.
Thank you, St. Elizabeth’s Guild, for your continued and generous support!