For the past 25+ years my family has been associated with St. Patrick Center - from my kids making backpacks for the Back To School Program, to the Lady Blues selling shamrocks for Pot O' Gold or collecting toiletries while on road trips, to my former employer being the title sponsor on the Irish Open, my co-wokers continually exceeding expectations in the Christmas Wishes program, my mother hosting countless fundraising dinners and my father and I both serving on the Board of Directors and as Chairs of the Irish Open.
It truly has been a family affair and one rooted in our belief that St. Patrick Center has and will build permanent, positive change in our community ...
St. Patrick Center depends on the generosity of private donors to deliver the crux of its job training, housing assistance and health services (including mental illness & substance abuse treatment) to its 8,000+ clients each year.
Yes, there is federal and state funding that helps the cause, but well over half of the agency's funding comes from people just like you. Folks that believe that restoring dignity and helping people help themselves is the best way to solve our homelessness epidemic in America.
The Irish Open is St. Patrick Center's largest and most critical fund raiser. And this year we are trying something new. We are asking 10+ members of our volunteering community to raise at least $5,000 each in advance of the event through the help of their family and friends.
As many of you did last year with St. Baldrick's (see profile pic where my head is almost done being completely shaved) or two years ago with Pedal For The Cause (in support of my boss Todd's battle with brain cancer), I am asking for your support to help bring permanent, positive change to those around us ...
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