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April 22, 2002


The 2002 Catholic Charities Appeal Kickoff Celebration will be held on

Tuesday, April 23, 2002
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
The Reading Terminal Market
12th and Filbert Streets

The Kickoff Celebration is held to show appreciation to all the parishioners who give generously of their time, talent and treasure to work on behalf of the Catholic Charities Appeal. It is an enthusiastic and entertaining way to kickoff the Appeal that benefits so many needy people. Entertainment will be provided by the Bob Gold Trio, the J. T. Orchestra (German band) and a representative group from the Quaker City String Band. In attendance will be Bishop Robert Maginnis, General Chair of the Appeal, and Marianne Ritchie Gordon, Special Gift Committee Chair, and approximately 500 guests from all five counties of the Archdiocese.

The Reading Terminal Market is a historic farmers market that opened its doors in 1892 and was a bazaar of fresh fruit, meat and produce. Revitalized in the 1990s, the Reading Terminal Market is once again filled with local food products.

The Catholic Charities Appeal raises the dollars necessary to fund the human services programs of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. These programs serve persons within the five counties that comprise the Archdiocese (Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia). Agencies, institutions and programs funded by the Catholic Charities Appeal serve people of all faiths, regardless of race, sex, age, handicap, national or ethnic origin, or ability to pay. More than 70 agencies, schools, programs and residences provided loving care and support to over 250,000 men, women and children throughout the Greater Philadelphia area.

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Marie Kelly
Associate Director

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