On December 6, Catholic Charities will hold its 72nd Annual Cardinal's Christmas Luncheon, commemorating seven decades of serving the New York community for the benefit of women, children, families, immigrants, and the homeless.
The Christmas Luncheon has long been the highlight of the organization's winter programs to raise critical funds needed to benefit hundreds of New Yorkers during the winter season. A portion of the funds will be used to feed the hungry and shelter the homeless during the cold months. In addition, funds raised will be used to support youth in need of physical, emotional, and psychological needs and services; strengthen families through counseling and cultivating individual plans for longterm solutions; and welcome, reunite, and assist immigrants in gaining citizenship and work authorization.
Among the board members excited for the Christmas Luncheon is Gina Argento, President of Brooklyn's Broadway Stages. Gina, who has long supported Catholic Charities and contributed to various events, believes that the luncheon is an important opportunity for community members to support each other. She holds firm that New York is a community where neighbors help neighbors, whether it is to provide meals, shelter, counseling, or legal assistance. As a supporting community member, she encourages everyone to help wherever and whenever they can with a unified goal of reinvesting back into our communities.