Catholic Charities News
Catholic Charities North this year received $34,000 in grants and donations for its Fishing Community Fund from local and international seafood companies and their service suppliers _ a 25 percent increase over last year.
Sailors' Snug Harbor, a grantmaking organization began in 1852 by Capt. Josiah Bacon as a retirement home for Quincy sailors, chipped in with a $10,000 grant. Other donors include American Seafoods Group, Arista Industries, Bama Seafoods Products, High Liner Foods, American Refrigeration, Ipswich Shellfish, National Fish & Seafood and others.
BOSTON -- More than 400 guests gathered to support the work of Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Boston at the organization's annual Spring Celebration held May 15 at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum. The event raised more than $1.2 million to fund the agency's programs and services that support more than 200,000 people in need throughout Eastern Massachusetts.
Mike Sheehan, CEO of The Boston Globe served as master of ceremonies and Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley offered opening remarks at the event.
By Debbie Rambo
It's that time of year again -- the time when we gather together with our supporters to celebrate the work of Catholic Charities and share the successes of so many of the clients we serve across Eastern Massachusetts -- while also thanking those who help us achieve our mission of building a just and compassionate society rooted in the dignity of all people.