Our St. Vincent de Paul Society (SVDP) is pleased to announce that the Mater Dei family, for the benefit of others, raised a total of $3,797.49 during the second quarter!
Specifically, the Mater Dei family donated $2,003.19 to our weekly collections for class missions and special causes: $774.36 to assist Kentucky families affected by the tornado and $1,228.83 to class missions (the Class of 2025 supports St. Anne Mission Hospital in Kenya, Africa, the Class of 2024 supports Daystar Community Program in Cairo, the Class of 2023 supports orphanages in Haiti and Venezuela, and the Class of 2022 supports the Santa Clara Scholarship Fund for students in Guatemala).
Additionally, our SVDP hosted both a Walk for the Poor that raised $251 for the Belleville St. Vincent de Paul Society and a bake sale that raised $195.30 for Heifer International; our Spanish Club hosted a pizza and dessert fundraiser that raised $1,008 to assist St. Mary School teacher Mandi Hardy and her family as she battles cancer; and our Teens for Life members sponsored a “dress down” day that raised $340 to support pro-life organizations.
Thus, combined with the first quarter total of $3,166.87, a grand total of $6,964.36 was raised during the first semester!
Finally, during their toy and winter clothing drive, our SVDP collected 195 toys, 63 pairs of socks, 49 pairs of gloves, 26 coats, 30 hats, and six scarves for the benefit of BCMW.
We thank the members of our Mater Dei family for living the Gospel through their continued commitment to helping those in need! Their generosity is truly exceptional!