The event was designed to engage the Irvington Community to make residents aware of the array of services offered by Catholic Charites at My Brother’s Keeper.

The Open House Fall/Festival kick-off was opened by remarks from Catholic Charities Executive Director Bill McCarthy. Attendees included guests from the community, many of our community partners, volunteers of My Brother’s Keeper, as well as colleagues across all of the divisions who came to assist and celebrate our opening with congratulations and well wishes.

An array of food, including hamburgers, hot dogs, cider, and soda, was offered. Guests enjoyed popcorn and cotton candy machines, as well as games and fun for persons of all ages. In addition, three raffles and a pumpkin decorating contest were held.

The weather was beautiful and the community expressed sincere appreciation, excitement, and gratitude that Catholic Charities is a valuable resource in their community. Many persons remarked that for the brief time that Catholic Charities has been present in this community, that they have already seen things improve and are inspired and encouraged by this.

Kevin Mason, My Brother’s Keeper director, is excited about the expansion of services as well as that about the impact of that their services are having and will have on residents of the community.