Madagascar Update

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Through our association with AIC (International Association of Charities), The Ladies of Charity became aware of the needs of Madagascar: shelter, food, clothing, housing, medicine, schooling, and more. In this impoverished country, even the basic need of water is not taken for granted. Here, many people lack life’s necessities; this a country often struck with […]

Christmas Store in Birmingham

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Several members of the Servants of Charity gathered to fill bags with toiletry items for the Christmas Store sponsored by the St. Vincent’s Health System in Birmingham, Alabama. Families, screened by the Catholic Center of Concern, are given vouchers to shop at the Christmas Store. Approximately 160 bags were distributed. The Servants have plans to […]

Installation in Birmingham, Alabama

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The Ladies of Charity of Birmingham, Alabama (dba St. Vincent de Paul Servants of Charity) installed its Charter Members on December 15, 2009, in the Chapel at St. Vincent’s Hospital, Birmingham. This newly-formed community organization is affiliated with St. Vincent’s Health System.  A membership drive is planned after the first of the year to invite the Health […]

Don Brain, Husband of Charleen Passes

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Don Brain, husband of Charleen Brain, past National President and board member, passed away yesterday, December 27, 2009. Don is survived by Charleen and their two sons, Don Jr. and David. We ask all LCUSA members keep the Brian Family in their prayers during this difficult time. Funeral Arrangements: Wednesday, December 30th at 10:30 am […]

Annual Holiday Boutique

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A fun time for all those who attended the Ladies of Charity “annual holiday boutique”, held on November 5, 6, and 7, fundraiser at the Ritz Charles in Overland Park, KS. People attending the boutique enjoyed a delicious lunch while viewing a fashion show sponsored by Chico’s; they also had the opportunity to browse through many […]

2009 Reading Enrichment Grant Awarded

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by Molly Siedlarczyk, LCUSA Historian The Diane Downey Reading Enrichment Grant was awarded under a very special circumstance in 2009. Since there were no applications from our local associations, an alternative method was used to present the award. It was brought to the attention of the national board that the American Civic Association of Binghamton, […]