On Monday, August 11, 2014, the District of Columbia Ladies of Charity Parish Units volunteered at the SHARE warehouse for the “Cup of Joe” Project. Mr. Kevin O’Brien – Project Coordinator and Ebony Bowers of Catholic Charities were the hosts for this project. The Ladies really had lots of fun putting the breakfast bags together for the homeless shelters. It gave them not only an opportunity to serve those less fortunate within the community, but an opportunity to come together and fellowship in sisterhood with each other. They had a ball!
There were 35 members who participated in the “Ladies of Charity Day – Cup of Joe” representing five (5) parish units, namely: Holy Comforter/St. Cyprian; Our Lady of Perpetual Help; St. Benedict the Moor; St. Gabriel’s; and, St. Martin of Tours. The members packed approximately 1,000 breakfast bags for the homeless shelter in approximately 1 hour. There was even a decorating team of about seven (7) members led by a 97 years young associate member, Ms. Lauretta Sullivan from Our Lady of Perpetual Help parish. This group of ladies put their artistic abilities to use by affixing uplifting phrases; drawings; and, spiritual verses on the breakfast bags. They did a great job.
The ladies are looking forward to coming back to volunteer for the Catholic Charities Cup of Joe Project real soon.
Submitted by: Toni K. Gaines
District of Columbia Parish Units