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Going Back to School in Style

The beginning of a new school year can be an overwhelming time for any child. For children who have struggled to overcome homelessness, going back to school can also be a time of apprehension. Thanks to the volunteer service of two talented local hairdressers, a group of women and children from the Catherine McAuley Center were treated to free haircuts in time for the first day of school.
Hairdressers (from left) Bekkah Lucas and Jessica Stirone 
Special Assistant(center)Jessica’s daughter Selena!
For one family in particular, this experience meant so much more than the excitement of a new hairstyle. Recently, the Catherine McAuley Center had a mom and her two daughters come into the Scranton Emergency Shelter and later into one of our housing programs. During this time, the mom was able to secure a job, move into an apartment, and is now getting back on her feet. This was the first haircut that she and her daughters had received in four long years. Her two daughters excitedly shared that they felt like “rockstars” and “couldn’t wait to show off their new dos!” For our client who is now a working mother, her new cut will be more manageable when preparing the girls for school and herself for work in the morning. 

The mission of the Catherine McAuley Center goes far beyond the basics of housing. Providing our families with self-confidence and a sense of their own worth and dignity are priceless gifts. We thank Jessica, Bekkah, and Selena for raising the spirits of our women and children.
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Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving, and fueled by the power of social media and collaboration, GivingTuesday inspires millions of people across the globe to show up and give back to causes and issues that matter to them. The goal is to create a massive wave of generosity that lasts well beyond that day, and touches every person on the planet. GivingTuesday takes place on December 3, 2019 this year.

Giving Tuesday is Match Day! AllOne Charities has once again generously pledged to match all online donations up to $1,000.00  made to the Catherine McAuley Center in celebration of 2019 Giving Tuesday. The AllOne Charities Giving Tuesday/Match Day website will be live for donations between November 27 and December 4, 2019.  

or type this address into your browser: 

https://allonefoundations.org/match-day-live

Donations in the form of checks will also count.  Checks should be made payable to AllOne Charities, with the 2019 Giving Tuesday notation on the check, and mailed to 83 East Union Street, Wilkes Barre, PA 18701

 
Wish List
Top of the List Items Needed:
Baby Carriers and Strollers!
To make a donation or to organize a donation drive, please contact Development Coordinator Jenny Blanchard at 570-342-1342. The Center also welcomes and appreciates donations of gift cards for all-purpose stores that carry these items.
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