The Saint Agnes Women’s Club has given $90,000 to the Saint Agnes Holy Cross Center for Women.
The center offers educational programs and respite for homeless and low-income women and their children. The gift is a result of the club’s 2015 fundraising efforts, including the Le Petit Tea, Happy Hour for Holy Cross and the Fashion and Entertainment Event.
Sister Mary Clennon, director of the Holy Cross Center for Women, and Frank Beazley, Saint Agnes Medical Center vice president of Mission Integration, accepted the donation Jan. 11 on behalf of the center. “We thank the Women’s Club for all the work they have done to accomplish this,” Clennon said. “It is wonderful for all the people we serve.”
The donation will help fund a six-week summer program for children and young people and personal services for women and children, including weekly distribution of clothing and diapers. The gift will also help purchase three industrial-size washers to help with the 2,900 loads of laundry done annually.