FCSLA In the Community:
Matching Funds Program
Souper Bowl of Caring
The FCSLA is proud to announce our first Matching Funds Activity has been
submitted and approved for payment. Branch 53 in Channahon, IL, worked with
the St. Ann Youth Group, G.L.U.E. (God's Love Unites Everyone) sponsoring a "Souper
Bowl of Caring."
This is a nationwide, youth-led effort. The teens hold
soup pots and man the exits of the church after all the masses on Super Bowl
weekend. They encourage parishioners to give monetary donations to fill their
soup pots as they leave church. The branch members and teens raised $673.90,
in their soup kettles. The money raised was presented a week later, on February
8, 2009, to the Catholic Charities Daybreak Shelter. The teens and branch members
volunteered their time on this date, preparing and serving lunch to the community's
needy at Shepherd's Table.
Members of St. Ann youth Group (G.L.U.E), along with FCSLA Senior Branch 53
Rosemarie Hamerla, Karen Wojnarowski and member Michael Wojnarowski
Katie Kaminskas (G.L.U.E Member), Ben Dry (G.L.U.E Member)
and Mike Wojnarowski
(Sr. Branch 53 member) collect money after mass at St.
Ann Church in Channahon.
We thank FCSLA Branch 53 and the teens of St. Ann's Church for their volunteer
efforts and accomplishing this first of many Matching Funds Activities.
Learn more about FCSLA in the community.