Spread Love and Hope this Season

A Message from Marlene

Dear Friends,

We recently sent an unusual mailing to our friends and supporters: a Christmas Card so that they could send it back to us!

Over the holidays, we distributed over 300 cards and messages of support to many of those who were with us in our homeless shelters, residential addiction treatment sites, counseling centers, crisis walk-in center and refugee resettlement programs. Your personal messages have shown them that they are not alone, and that they are not alone this Holiday Season and that there are people out there who care. It’s a small gesture that can make a world of difference.

For many families, the holidays are the best time of year as friends and family gather together. But what about those in Rochester who may be going through some tough times? A parent who cannot feed their family? Someone who can’t afford to keep their heat on? Or a family who might not be able to be at home at all?

Our extraordinary staff at Catholic Family Center partner with those most vulnerable and those facing poverty in Rochester to help them achieve their full human potential. With every person served, every story shared, we learn the true meaning of being a good neighbor and with your help can demonstrate that to everyone who walks through our doors.

We ask you to be generous once again and match or exceed your last donation, and enable us bring some cheer to those who need it most this winter. (And, if you did not receive a card from us, please click on the "Give Today" button below and add a personal message with your donation. We will ensure it makes it into the hands of one who needs your good wishes the most.)

You can make this holiday a bit brighter with love and hope for those who need it most.

May you and your loved ones share a warm and wonderful holiday season!

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In gratitude,

Marlene Bessette
President and CEO

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