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Lasallian Ministry Raises Funds to Benefit International Ministry
Posted 05/18/2017 12:10PM

Members of the Lasallian Ministry 

On Monday, May 15, Central Catholic’s Lasallian Ministry presented a check for $23,101.82 to Brother Dennis Malloy, FSC, Visitor for the District of Eastern North America Brothers of Christian Schools.

As part of its annual Lenten Mission Drive, the Lasallian Ministry raises funds for an international Lasallian Ministry. This year, the group collected for two different missions: Central Catholic’s twin school, The Child Discovery Center, and The Fratelli Project.

Tucker Helms, '17 presents a check to Br. Dennis Malloy, FSC


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The students did a tremendous job this year with the Lenten Mission Drive," said Kyle Goldcamp, '04, Director of Lasallian Ministry. "They saw a need and rose to the occasion to help our brothers and sisters in Christ."   

Located in the Lanet section of Nakuru, Kenya, The Child Discovery Center serves poor children in the area. The funds raised by Central Catholic’s Lasallian Ministry will support renovations to building structures, help with the food budget, and assist in building an underground water tank, which can hold water for about five months. Of the 50 children currently being served by the center, 35 currently live at the center.

The Fratelli Project, an initiative born from the combined commitment of the De La Salle and Marist Brothers after news of the political and social realities of the Middle East, aims to directly help victims of war. This co-congregational effort serves underprivileged and vulnerable youth and the refugees displaced from their countries due to war and violence.

The funds, which were raised through daily collections and friendly competitions between homerooms, will be evenly split between the two charities.

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