Children at St. Joseph make charitable donations

Weekly masses at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Conway allow children of the parish to make their own separate financial contributions as a way of educating them on the value of stewardship and community service. At the end of the calendar year, those donations are calculated and the children decide how that money will be spent, from a list of several charities.  

The children raised $12,000 in 2016 and selected the City of Hope Outreach Program, Catholic Charities Adoption Services and the Conway Regional Health System to receive $4,000 each. The City of Hope will use the funds to purchase Christmas gifts for needy children. The money going to Catholic Charities Adoption Services will help find loving homes for babies and children. The Conway Regional Health System is dividing its gift to pay for newborn blanket warmers, a game center for its Pediatric Unit and fleece blankets for children staying in that unit.

St. Joseph schoolchildren with Conway Regional Human Resource Director Richard Tyler and  Conway Regional Health Foundation Special Events Coordinator Marla Hambuchen,

Checks were presented by the church’s Stewardship Commission and parish children.  

St. Joseph schoolchildren with Rebecca Jones, adoption specialist from Catholic Charities Adoption Services, and Mark Seiter, member of the Stewardship Commission.