Day 54: Ecumenical SupportPosted: July 5, 2012
Twenty-five years ago, as I walked through the Richmond Mall, I saw a large panel exhibit commemorating Catholic Charities 75th Anniversary. I was very inspired. Because I am Presbyterian, I was not knowledgeable about Catholic Charities extensive work at that time.
Since that time, I have contributed to the Annual Appeal, included a bequest for Catholic Charities in my Will, established a Named Fund at the Catholic Community Foundation, become a member of the Heritage Society at the Catholic Community Foundation, contributed to Rose-Mary Center,
I also established an Annual Mass in May at the Cathedral in memory of my mother (who was Jewish) and father (who was Catholic) – they taught me to be very ecumenical in my giving and support.
Catholic Charities serves anyone – regardless of their religious affiliation. In 2011, over 42% of those we served identified themselves as a religion other than Catholic. Our employees, volunteers, and donors have just a unique, diverse make-up. As Christ instructed us to “love your neighbor as yourself” – we too at Catholic Charities love our neighbors without question.
To learn more about how you can become a giving donor like Dorothy – please visit the Catholic Community Foundation.