As a parishioner of St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church in Purcellville, VA, I am so grateful for a $500 grant that was awarded through the parish’s Preferential Option for the Poor (POP) Fund! This fund supports the work of organizations that seek to lessen the hardships of the poor.
This grant was used, in part, to bring the gift of making art to residents at Inova Loudoun Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Leesburg, VA this winter. I also put up a special month-long exhibit of their work to celebrate and share with others the inspiring paintings and heartwarming pictures of them making their art. One resident said “I can’t believe I’m doing this!” as she put the finishing touches on her painting she never thought she could make.
Thank you again, St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church, for partnering with me to bless the lives of these shut-in residents!