Sister Maria Giuseppe (from left) accepts a check for $6, 471.92 on behalf of St. Joseph’s Carmelite Home from Janet Breed, executive director, and Kathy Stein, resident activities director at St. James Manor and Villas.
Updated: March 11, 2013 6:06AM
Employees at St. James Manor and Villas in Crete recently donated more than $6,470 and a multitude of toiletries and diapers to St. Joseph’s Carmelite Home in East Chicago, Ind.
“St. James Manor and Villas is committed to strengthening the community we serve, both in Indiana and Illinois,” executive director Janet Breed said. “Supporting organizations like St. Joseph’s Carmelite Home helps to make a difference by improving the quality of life in our community … we are constantly striving to make a positive difference in our surrounding area.”
St. Joseph’s Carmelite Home is a nonprofit organization that offers a residential treatment center and emergency shelter for homeless children.
“Since giving refuge to one frightened child nearly 100 years ago, the Carmelite sisters have, literally, opened their hearts and homes to children in crisis,” St. James officials said in a news release. The home now serves about 200 children and their families annually.
Information: www.stjameshc.com or (708) 672-6700.