Krystal Finn and James Harrison, members of our Youth Ministry group; Father Tony, Director of Religious Education, Juanita Bousquet, and Youth Ministry Coordinator, Barbara Yager, were interviewed during the Tag Sale by diocesan Catholic Mirror Magazine and Real to Reel journalist and Social Media Editor, Peggy Weber.
The diocese is doing a story on the group’s fundraising goal to raise the sum of five thousand dollars to purchase a Heifer Gift Ark as part of their efforts to end hunger worldwide. According to Heifer, an Ark provides two water buffalos, two cows, two sheep and two goats, along with bees, chicks, rabbits and more, as well as training in their use.
The story will run in the November/December edition of The Catholic Mirror that comes out in early November, and also appear sometime in October on Real to Reel, the diocesean TV program which appears on WWLP TV-22 on Saturday evenings at 7pm. You can also see them on the diocesan Catholic Communications Facebook page!
The group currently sits at $4,125.96, less than $875 short of meeting its goal of raising $5,000.00. They had taken the summer off from fundraising, but are now back at school and anxious to accomplish this tremendous feat.
In addition to the fundraising drive for Heifer International, Peggy also learned from Barb Yager and Juanita Bousquet that the group had started a parish Food Pantry, and held a clothing drive for the homeless.
The group did pretty well, selling $387.22 in baked goods. Their next event will be to once again assist the parish Knights of Columbus with their pancake breakfast on October 9.
If you’d like to help with a donation of your own, we gratefully accept checks (made out to St. Joseph Parish) with “Heifer Ark” in the memo line.