St. Louise de Marillac ASP

$3,285 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 27 people in 2 months
St Louise de Marillac has been sending groups of teenagers and adults to participate in the Appalachia Service Project Program for the past seven years. The Appalachian region has a poverty rate that more than doubles the national average.  Most homes, if the families own them, are passed down from generation to generation and regular maintenance and upkeep on the homes is impossible to afford since the median average income is under $20,000 a year.

The St. Louise de Marillac Parish has been able to help 15 families so far.  These families have included children, elderly, disabled, and extended families that may live in small homes with inadequate or dangerous kitchens, plumbing, flooring, roofs, and more.  Our teenagers and adults learn a lot about various construction skills, and have been quick studies to help these families.  Our groups have dry walled, replaced floor joists, laid sub-flooring, painted, tiled, installed plumbing, built stairs and railings, caulked, and many others that build confidence in our youth, while helping a family in dire need.

Our St. Louise ASP group is looking for funds to help us continue to finance and grow the program.  We want to continue helping those that are less fortunate than us, and we need your help.  Any monetary donation goes directly to financing our trip.  These funds help pay the cost of our week with the program at the ASP Center, the rental of vans needed to drive down and transport supplies, the supplies to help with our work, and a special gift we leave with the family that is specific to their needs.  We are also in need of monetary help so our teens can afford the trip to Appalachia. Many hands means more work can be completed on the homes.  The trip is very difficult for teens to afford, yet they are willing to take a week out of their summer vacation to help these families.

Your generosity will benefit lives greatly.  Upon returning, the group would update you on the wonderful work they were able to accomplish.  They will share pictures of their projects and stories with you so you may share them with others.  Please consider helping out the St. Louise de Marillac ASP group for their upcoming trip in the summer of 2018. Your contributions are tax deductible and our tax IEN number is 36-6009099. We are a 501(c)3 organization.  Thank you as always for your generosity and may God bless you now and always.
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$3,285 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 27 people in 2 months
Funds raised will benefit:
St Louise Demarillac School
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L Grange Park, IL
EIN: 366009099
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