Dime-a-Day Program Raises Over $5,000
Posted on 04/11/2017

“And they all ate and were satisfied…” Mark 6:42


During the Lenten season, every member of the Bishop Ahr community participated in our “Dime A Day” program.  No one is “required” to give to the Dime a Day Program, but in the spirit of Lent and our tradition of prayer, fasting, and alms giving, the BGA community had an opportunity to experience solidarity with the poor and our Catholic/Christian Community throughout the world.

Dime a Day is not a contest; it is a total community effort to work together, to help the poor and to “change” ourselves. Everyone in the BGA community – teachers, administrators, coaches, nurses, maintenance, cafeteria staff, students and families – were invited to contribute whatever they could.

It was decided that the money collected from the 2017 Dime a Day would be given to the Felician Center, Kingstree, South Carolina.  The mission of the Felician Center is to be a transforming presence through compassionate ministry, educational services, and loving care.  The Felician Center is a Catholic, nonprofit, charitable organization sponsored by the Felician Sisters of North America.

The Felician Center offers the following Outreach Programs: Learning Center, St. Clare Clothing Closet, St. Felix Food Pantry, Health Screenings, Eye/Dental/Prescription Programs, and Monthly Blessed Angela Meal.

Everyone at BGA received an envelope with this list of items attached. As the money was collected, groups had great conversations and discussions about how they wanted their money to be spent for the children and families of the mission.
  
The total amount of money collected was $5,000!

The money collected and list of items requested to be purchased will be sent to the Felician Center in Kingstree, South Carolina.  The sisters promised to send pictures of the children with their new shoes, Easter Baskets, and other important items that the BGA donation provided.

Sr. Cynthia Babyak, Bishop Ahr’s Campus Minister, said “One dime, like one loaf or one fish, may not feed a lot of people, but when a community comes together dimes can multiply and then we can make a difference for some.”   Dime A Day touched everyone!  We are truly “one body in Christ!”