Livingston County Catholic Charities (LCCC) is the beneficiary of a donation of $5,500 from the Livingston County Sarah Regan division of the Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians (LAOH). Each year the division hosts an annual Charity Golf Outing at Chemung Hills in Howell and the funds raised support local community charities.
For the fourth year in a row, LAOH members have chosen LCCC Foster Care and Adoption programs as the recipients of their funding. Mark Robinson, executive director of LCCC, attended their October meeting to accept the check from representatives of the LAOH and personally thank them for their generosity.
LCCC will use the funds to grow their Foster Family Care special needs fund. This fund provides assistance to the children in foster care, the foster families and birth families. The children are placed into foster care due to neglect or abuse and often do not have basic necessities (coats, hygiene items, appropriate shoes or boots, and more).
Additionally, the fund assists with the purchase of items such as a bed and bedding to the foster home if needed; car seats; gas cards for both foster families and birth families to assist with travel for visitation visits and medical appointments; and other extraordinary needs. LCCC Board and co-workers don’t ever want minor needs to delay or hamper the placement of a child or possible reunification. The continued support of the Ladies of LAOH provides the assistance and help to bring some peace and stability to the children.
The Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians is a national organization of Catholic women who are Irish through birth, marriage or adoption. Their motto includes the values of Friendship, Unity and Christian Charity, and they provide assistance to various organizations in the community, as well hosting social and other gatherings. If you would like more information about the Livingston County LAOH or their annual golf outing, contact Anne Lezotte at (517) 974-5675.