SALSTHON is honored to announce St. Patrick's Center in East Wilmington as its 2017 beneficiary. Founded in 1971, St. Patrick's Center provides emergency food, meals, respite for the homeless, clothing, and transportation for people in need on Wilmington's east side. Since its inception in 2013, SALSTHON has reaised nearly $500,000 for charitable organizations and the 2017 fundraising goal is $150,000.
Funds from SALSTHON 2017 will provide St. Patrick’s Center with the option of moving to a larger food distribution facility with ground floor access and a loading dock. The second phase of the St. Patrick’s project will renovate the current food distribution space on the third floor into medical offices staffed by resident physicians and social workers. The hope is that by providing regular medical treatment and access to social service navigators that St. Patrick’s can assist in catching medical issues upstream and reduce preventable and costly emergency room visits.
But we can’t do this without you! Through March 18, Salesianum, Padua, and Ursuline students will be on a fundraising blitz in an effort to raise over $150,000 to put the first dollars down for St. Patrick’s Center to move its food distribution program to the new planned facility. You can assist St. Patrick's Center by making a donation to SALSTHON via our website salsthon.org through March 18.