On March 24, 2015 we received a wonderful donation from the Elm Grove Junior Guild that will help us pay for new socks and underwear to supply our Children’s Clothing Center. Pictured above with the check are Dimitra Lemberger from the Elm Grove Junior Guild and LOC members Mary Johnson, Gail Proite Adams, and Claire Wycklendt. Mary Domer submitted the grant application back in October 2014. Then in early February, Gail Proite-Adams and Mary Johnson made a presentation to the Guild along with 19 other charitable organizations. We later learned that LOC was one of the 5 grant recipients! We greatly appreciate the generous contribution from the Elm Grove Junior Guild in support our mission to clothe needy Milwaukee children so they can attend school.
St Monica’s Sunday School Classes Donation to Ladies of Charity. Sunday School classes at St Monica’s donated 170 pair of jeans to our clothing store. Thank you for this overwhelming support to our mission to clothe children in needs. Jeans are such an important item for all school age students. Thank you St Monica’s. Pictured is Annette O’ Brien, Administrative Assistant for the St. Monica Ministry Center and Co Membership Chair of our Milwaukee Ladies of Charity.
Ladies of Charity (LOC) is part of the Vincentian Family of ministries. It is an international association of women, inspired by the life of St. Vincent de Paul, whose goal is to provide service to those living in poverty. The Milwaukee chapter started over 50 years ago. All of our chapter members (approximately 120 women), including officers, are non-paid volunteers.
The special mission of the Milwaukee chapter is a Children’s Clothing Center located on the campus of St. Francis of Assisi in Milwaukee’s inner city. Families in need, referred by their school’s social worker or principal, are given vouchers that they bring to the Center.We then make every effort to supply a wardrobe of new and gently used clothing; items like pants, tops, sweaters, winter jackets,hats, gloves, mittens, scarves, socks and underwear.
We depend on the generosity of our community to pay for our rent, utilities and other expenses, and to supply the clothing for the families.
Our formal name is: Association of the Ladies of Charity of Milwaukee Wisconsin. Under that name we have exempt status from Federal income tax under section 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Contributions are deductible under the Code. Our EIN number is 90-0620267.