Spring Showers Mean Good Things for Catholic Charities Clients Thanks to Generous Parishioners at Holy Rosary Church, Greenwood Lake

The Catholic Daughters, Holy Rosary Court, at Holy Rosary Church in Greenwood Lake, showered Catholic Charities of Orange, Sullivan, and Ulster with a donation of more than 800 new baby items collected during their annual Spiritual Adoption Baby Shower. Building on that generosity, the parish’s Altar Rosary Confraternity made a $500 cash donation to help new mothers and moms-to-be served by Catholic Charities.

The annual baby shower is co-chaired by Catholic Daughters’ members Fran Seccafico and Nina Pinglora. The group raises money throughout the year with their Diaper Change campaign which collects spare change in baby bottles. The funds are used to purchase diapers and baby wipes for the shower.

“Catholic Charities is grateful for the support from generous friends in the community, like the Catholic Daughters and Altar Rosary Confraternity at Holy Rosary Church. We were astounded by the magnitude of their gifts,” said Kristin Jensen, Chief Advancement Officer, Catholic Charities of Orange, Sullivan, and Ulster. “Being a new mom is challenging enough, those challenges are compounded when a family is struggling to make ends meet. The generosity of these gifts from Holy Rosary will help lighten the load for families served by Catholic Charities,” added Jensen.

Through a variety of programs, including emergency food and shelter assistance, Catholic Charities provides basic necessities of life to the neediest in the community. This frequently includes food, clothing, hygiene items, furniture, and household items. Throughout the year, many community groups organize drives to benefit Catholic Charities and the clients they serve. Catholic Charities provides assistance to those in need, regardless of religion or ability to pay.

For more information about Catholic Charities programs and services, visit the website at www.cccsos.org or call 845.294.5124.


Cutline: (l-r) Members of the Catholic Daughters of Holy Rosary Church, Greenwood Lake, presented the bounty of their annual Spiritual Adoption Baby Shower to Michael Peters, Resource Exchange Coordinator, Catholic Charities. More than 800 baby items, including clothes, diapers, and wipes, were donated for new mothers and moms-to-be served by Catholic Charities.

Cutline 2: The Altar Rosary Confraternity of Holy Rosary Church, supplemented the Baby Shower with a donation of $500. Catholic Charities Resource Exchange Coordinator Michael Peters accepted the check from Confraternity members Liz Egan-Rivera, Carol Carney, and Estelle Christiano.