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FCSLA In the Community

Community Support: Philanthropic Activities

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Since its inception, FCSLA has contributed regularly to Slovak educational and religious institutions. Today, the First Catholic Slovak Ladies Association's philanthropic activities are know worldwide. They include:

  • $1 million to the Benedictine Abbey in Cleveland
  • $1 million to the Propagation of the Faith
  • $500,000 to the Bishop's Conference
  • $250,000 to churches in Slovakia.

These are but a few of the donations to cultural, religious and health organizations.

FCSLA has supported the following youth programs:

  • Catholic Diocese of Cleveland "Walk-A-Thon"
  • Fraternal Societies of Greater Pittsburgh
  • Children's Hospital Drive
  • St. Jude Children's Research
  • St. Aloysius Orphanage
  • Right to Life Society

The society continually supports various churches, priests, sisters and religious organizations, including:

  • Benedictine Sisters
  • Blue Army of Our Lady of Fatima
  • Catholic Guild for the Blind
  • Catholic Relief Services
  • Franciscan Friars
  • Holy Family Cancer Home and Guest House

The FCSLA has contributed to:

  • American Red Cross
  • Boys Hope
  • The Salvation Army
  • Boy Scouts of America
  • United Way
  • Statue of Liberty - Ellis Island Foundation

The FCSLA supports environmental programs such as Global Outreach and Christian service organizations like Jubilee Ministries.

The FCSLA supports:

  • Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
  • Special Olympics
  • Shoes for Kids
  • Brendon Manor
  • Berks Aids Network
  • Kiski Valley Crisis
  • Hospice of the Western Reserve
  • Multiple Sclerosis Association of America
  • Mary's Shelter
  • Arc of Ohio (mental retardation)
  • American Cancer Society
  • Alzheimer's Association
  • West Side Catholic Center
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Join Hands Day
  • Center Ridge House

The FCSLA is proud of our local branches. In 2007, our branches devoted a total of 1,635,080 hours of community and fraternal service. The branches also donated over $1.2 million dollars. Many of the causes are listed above, but there are also individual branch members who benefited from their generosity.

Every year, a goal is set for the return of the NFCA Fraternal Activity Report. This report is needed to tally and record all of the community and fraternal efforts of each branch. In 2008, we had a 98% response from all the branches on their 2007 activities. Our organization is very proud of our membership

Learn more about FCSLA in the Community.

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