“IN ALL THINGS CHARITY”

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“IN ALL THINGS CHARITY”

Volunteering at Chester Food Bank

 
The Volunteer Program which operates out of the Day Programs at Our Lady of Fatima in Secane is a vital avenue of fulfillment for many of our individuals. Volunteering helps develop the skills needed to gain employment and contributes to each person’s sense of achievement. For several years, our volunteers have been spending one day a week at the Catholic Social Services (CSS) Chester City Family Service Center, packaging and distributing food for the homeless and hungry at the center’s food pantry, called Martha’s Choice Marketplace. Mary M. enjoys standing at the door greeting and directing people. She also organizes the items on the table and hands them to staff to place inside a bag. The volunteers interact with many different types of people from different places with the common need for nourishment and kindness. Guanellian Values, such as respecting the dignity and worth of each person and caring for the poor with compassion and charity, are clearly (l-r) Dan, Chris, Mary, Steve Noykoff, Mary M., Lenshina Garrett. Steve and Lenshina are Volunteer Coordinators. reflected in their work. Our communities are providing these volunteers with a diverse social environment and a chance to contribute to the community. They are learning job readiness, while making connections with others and gaining a sense of accomplishment. By stepping outside of their comfortable settings and spending time providing nutrition to people in need who are different from them, our individuals are fulfilling our mission and feeling the pure joy of caring for others
– “In All Things Charity.”

The Communities of Don Guanella and Divine Providence.