Raising funds through car shows, food booths, quilt raffles and BBQ dinners, volunteers are ensuring that young moms in crisis have the support they need to protect and nurture their babies.
“The Father Taaffe Homes volunteers are probably the most dedicated, creative group of volunteer fundraisers in the state,” said CCS Volunteer Services Coordinator Heidi Frederick. “The fundraising effort is statewide, and it involves many individuals and groups such as the Knights of Columbus and various parishes throughout the state.”
These volunteers take it upon themselves to plan and coordinate events to ensure that the Father Taaffe Program continues. The program encompasses all services designed to support pregnant and parenting young mothers including the St. Brigid home, St. Monica Apartments and community-based wraparound supports offered through our Fostering Hope Initiative.
Volunteers staffed a food booth at the Benedictine Brewery in Mount Angel every weekend in June. In July, volunteers from St. Edward parish in Keizer and the Keizer and Gervais Knights of Columbus hosted a car show that brought more than 100 cars and raised much needed funds for the program.
More opportunities to volunteer are just around the corner. To sign up for a shift at the Father Taaffe Booth at Oktoberfest, contact Heidi at: [email protected]