HAPPY 70th BIRTHDAY SR. CAROL!! On Sunday, August 28, the Family Center celebrated Sr. Carol’s life and work by hosting a surprise 70th birthday party / fundraiser. We set our goal at $7070 and mailed little quarter-sheets of paper with the heading “HOLY $#!*…SR. CAROL IS 70!” to people on our mailing list, walked around the neighborhood delivering information, sent an email to the Dominican Sisters of Sparkill, and talked to the Women’s Circle and Senior Group.
Much to our surprise, we reached our goal of $7070 in just over a month. But the reality is, we shouldn’t have been THAT surprised because just as Sr. Carol has touched the lives of all of us, she has touched the lives of hundreds of others both near and far. By the end of her birthday party, we had raised $19,662.10!! What an incredible affirmation of the beautiful human being that Sr. Carol is! A HUGE thank you to everyone who donated money and for everyone who came out to the party!
If you are still interested in making a donation to the Family Center in honor of Sr. Carol’s 70th birthday (we are only $337.90 away from $20,000!), you can send your checks to the Family Center, 705 Summit Ave., East St. Louis, IL, 62201.