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First Step for Change is an annual fundraiser held by Catholic Charities to assist low-income women, children, infants and families in need.  We have asked our parish families to take home “First Step Packets,” learn about the program, complete a participation card, and return the packets to church.  Funds are then forwarded to Catholic Charities to purchase food, formula, diapers, clothing and other essentials items to low-income pregnant women, families and children served in our First Step Programs across the Diocese of Youngstown.

Please help us take a moment to especially say thank you to the many Knights of Columbus Councils and Assemblies who have supported our efforts again this year. Each year their support helps to underwrite the cost of materials involved with hosting this event, and we truly appreciate them!

Assembly #2596, Youngstown
Council #341, Canton
Council #554, Massilon
Council #2935, Girard
Council #3930, Youngstown
Council #4484, Newton Falls
Council #5582, Navarre
Council #11801, Garretsville
Council #11915, Poland
Council #14186, Aurora
Council #11369, Canfield

WHEN:           Sunday, May 14 (Mother’s Day) – Sunday, June 18 (Father’s Day)

WHY:              To meet the urgent needs of those in Catholic Charities’ First Step programs across the diocese

HOW:              Return FIRST STEP FOR CHANGE PACKETS to your parish, or DONATE ONLINE TODAY

                                                                    ( accepting online donations through the end of July )



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