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Catholic Charities Ball supports various programs

“God’s Instruments: Renewing Lives, Restoring Hope” is the theme for the 37th Catholic Charities Ball, the largest annual fundraiser for diocesan Catholic Charities, which serves the poor and vulnerable in 21 counties and seven cities of the diocese.

The ball will be held Feb. 22 at 7 p.m. at the Ritz-Carlton Tysons Corner, McLean. A companion Young Adult Event with reception and dancing begins at 9 p.m.

Bishop Michael F. Burbidge will attend along with Bill and Mary Noel Page, honorary ball chairs. The evening will include the presentation of the Bishop Paul S. Loverde Award to diocesan Knights of Columbus Councils, the group that most works for the poor in partnership with Catholic Charities.

The ball supports more than 20 Catholic Charities programs. Last year the event raised $1.1 million. Programs supported by the ball include the transformational housing programs for homeless men at Christ House and homeless families at St. Margaret of Cortona Housing; the St. Lucy Project, a food collection and distribution program for the hungry that supplies three Catholic Charities pantries and more than 50 other pantries throughout the diocese; free health care at Catholic Charities Mother of Mercy Free Medical Clinic; the emergency financial assistance program; mental health counseling for families and individuals; Hogar Immigrant Services; Migrant and Refugee Services; the prison ministry and Welcome Home re-entry program; the car ministry; and the Catholic Charities’ opioid epidemic initiative.

Find out more

Go to ccda.net.

 

© Arlington Catholic Herald 2019