Valentine’s Day Fundraiser

The very best part of working in this ministry is the surprises we get from people who we don’t know. They come to us with some truly wonderful ideas to help others. Such was the case back in January when I received a telephone call from John William Bonia, a student at WPI and a member of the  AXQ fraternity. The fraternity brothers decided to make up origami roses and sell them to the WPI student body on Valentines day and donate the proceeds to an organization that works with the poor in the Read more [...]

Our Newest Citizen

  Say hello to our newest citizen, Maria Quinones.  Maria and one of her instructors, Deacon Tony Fiore, are pictured above holding Maria’s citizenship certificate.  Maria also worked with Liz Kavanagh, another mentoring volunteer but Liz was not available on the day when this picture was taken. Maria was a student in our Sr. Alice Petty, R.S.M. student mentoring program. This program pairs one student to one instructor so that they may learn English, citizenship, or computer skills Read more [...]

The Ramp

When we first looked at 242 Canterbury St. as a possible new home I had a list of things that we could do that would make it much more hospitable. One of them was to have a handicap ramp installed so that people who could not do stairs would have a ramp. After one or two false starts we finally had an outside metal ramp donated. That was over 3 years ago! It sat in our basement waiting to be installed. In February of this year, it occurred to me that a friend in this business of “do gooding, Read more [...]