Catholic Charities News
By Akilah Johnson | Globe staff June 17, 2014
Supporters of a teen center in Dorchester’s Bowdoin-Geneva neighborhood urged civic leaders Tuesday morning to help them raise $1 million. The money would be used to continue the center’s middle school program and help quell youth violence by giving young people opportunity and hope.
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.