The Campaign for Charity and Justice and Halloween during COVID-19
On this week’s episode of Just Love, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan talks about how the Catholic Charities Campaign for Charity and Justice has help parishes and community groups, and also how we can keep safe while still celebrating Halloween during the pandemic.
Father Gregory Chisholm, S.J. is the Pastor of St. Charles Borromeo, Resurrection and All Saints Parish in Harlem, New York, and the Dean of Central Harlem for the Archdiocese of New York. Father Chisholm talks to us about the work of the Inter-Parish Racial Justice Group, which funding from the Campaign for Charity and Justice, helps the Parish of St. Charles Borromeo, Resurrection and All Saints maintain some of the activities that the group has undertaken to address the sin of systemic racism.
Susan Conner is a retired teacher and librarian, the Volunteer Director and former President of the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul of St. Mother Teresa of Calcutta Parish in Newburgh, New York. Susan shares with us a bit about the work of the Baby Outreach Center and how the grant from the Campaign for Charity and Justice has helped the Baby Outreach Center to provide local families in need with additional diapers, baby items and PPE during the pandemic.
JoAnn Lum is the Executive Director of the National Mobilization Against Sweatshops (NMASS), a multi-racial, multi-trade community-based worker’s center founded in 1996 and located on the Lower East Side of Manhattan in New York City. JoAnn talks to us about the work of NMASS, and how a grant from the Campaign for Charity and Justice helps NMASS to organize workers – immigrants and citizens – against exploitation in the workplace and in the communities where they live.
Lauren Wellbank is a wife, mother, and freelance writer who lives in the Lehigh Valley area of Pennsylvania along with her growing family. Lauren talks to us about some ideas on how we can keep the celebration of Halloween both safe AND fun this year, even during the COVID quarantine.
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