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Volunteers and Donors are the Heartbeat of Catholic Charities

At the heart of Catholic Charities is a group of invaluable people. They contribute their time, effort, and dollars to make our goals a reality. This group is our volunteers and donors, an essential part of our team. Catholic Charities would not be where we are today without them.

Our volunteers and donors come from diverse backgrounds, and each has an inspiring story of why Catholic Charities is where they choose to place valuable time volunteering and contributions. A quote from Sherry Anderson states, “Volunteers don’t get paid, not because they’re worthless, but because they are priceless,” and “The measure of life is not its duration, but its donation,” so aptly said by Peter Marshall.

Last week Catholic Charities prepared 600 Thanksgiving Baskets to provide families in need with a wonderful meal. Thank you, Donors and Volunteers, for making the 2022 Thanksgiving Baskets materialize. Suzanne Edwards, Regional Director, says, “We realize our community was stretched thin with the many storms hitting Florida as they did. But we were thrilled when we put out the call to our civic organizations, churches, and individuals – they all gave us tremendous support! And we are so thankful for the loving and dedicated community in which we live.”

Martin Luther King once said, “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, what are you doingfor others?” Columbia County, we know what you do for others – amazing! All Columbia County schools did canned food drives, including Epiphany Catholic School, Belmont, Covenant Community and Cambridge Prep Academy.

They also volunteered by sorting, bagging and volunteering the day of the event. For more information on how you or your service organization can participate with Catholic Charities, please contact Suzanne Edwards at 386-754-9180.

**** For more than 22 years, Catholic Charities Lake City has served the local communities of Columbia, Suwannee, Hamilton, Lafayette, and Union counties with charity rooted in compassion. Our fundamental belief is that we have a responsibility to care for those in need by meeting basic human needs, restoring dignity, and assisting toward self-sufficiency.

By providing emergency financial assistance, food assistance, community outreach services, disaster relief, and housing assistance, we are putting our beliefs into action to transform lives.

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