Catholic Daughters make hundreds of cloth diapers

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When a plea for cloth diapers for babies in Haiti was made by Mary Loftus, regent of the Catholic Daughters of the Americas Court St. Anne in Piermont, N.Y., a local court responded.

Court Queen of Peace (No. 1872), which includes Arlington parishioners, responded by making 222 cloth diapers.

The court sponsored a tea to raise funds for fabric and diaper pins. The colorful padded flannel diapers were sent to Loftus Nov. 4. Loftus volunteers with Friends of the Children of Haiti, which provides healthcare and lifesaving support to more than 15,000 Haitian patients near Jacmel, Haiti.

Constance Donnelly, court regent, said 12 members and a few volunteers helped support the project at various stages.

“It was such a joyful and rewarding project knowing how we were helping mothers care for their infants,” Donnelly said.

The Catholic Daughters of the Americas, founded in 1917, is an international organization of Catholic women dedicated to perform deeds of charity.

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Contact Constance Donnelly at doncon13@hotmail.com or 703/237-7935 

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