Catholic Charities News
HULL — Every summer for 60 years, Joe and Doris Menice watched campers from the Sunset Point Camp walk by their Nantasket Road home, each sporting a camp-issued red T-shirt, bound for nearby Nantasket Beach.
The sights and sounds of jubilant campers have been a summer fixture in this seaside community for more than 90 years. However, in 2009, summertime came but the campers did not.
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.