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Celebrating Our History During Black History Month

Posted on February 5, 2016 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

During Black History Month and throughout the year we honor our history here at Catholic Charities, a history, legacy and commitment intertwined since inception with who we are and those we serve.

Pierre Toussaint, a freed Haitian slave and later a successful businessman, joined forces back in the 19th century with the Sisters of Charity to turn a small Greenwich Village brownstone into a haven for children orphaned, abandoned and left to fend for themselves on New York City streets. 

In 1869, the first infant was left on its doorstep. Tens of thousands would follow. 

Within decades this became the foundation for the New York Foundling Hospital, still today the single largest Catholic Charities agency.

This is our history, a history of charity, a history of hope, a history of dignity.

It fuels our past, our passion, the people we are and the people we serve.

It is a history of which we are proud.

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