St. Clare Inn Fundraiser

Evening in Paris

Pictured are the Friars who attended the event from Our Lady of the Angels Province friars in attendance: Fr. Jobe Abbass, OFM Conv., Fr. Brad Milunski, OFM Conv., Fr. David Suckling, OFM Conv., Fr. Peter Knaapen, OFM Conv., Fr. Rick Riccioli, OFM Conv., Br. Tom Purcell, OFM Conv., Fr. Boniface Reinhart, OFM Conv. and Fr. David Stachurski, OFM Conv.

On April 16, 2016, St. Clare Inn hosted An Evening in Paris fundraiser. The event featured music including an accordion player and student performers, a magician and a handwriting analysis expert. More than 200 people attended. Our ministry at St. Clare Inn (Toronto, Ontario, Canada) helps homeless women between the ages of 30-60, who are struggling with diagnosed mental health issues, rebuild their lives by providing them with transitional housing, support, assistance, guidance and training to relearn life skills. Every year, St. Clare Inn hosts two major fundraisers to assist with operational costs. Since St. Clare Inn is entirely funded privately and receives no government support, these fundraisers are vital to keeping the doors open and their proceeds cover almost 40% of their operating costs. Our Lady of the Angels Province friar, Bro. Tom Purcell, OFM Conv. is the Director of St. Clare Inn and our province is one of the ministry supporters.

cache_895666058Linda’s Walk 2016: Save the date of Saturday, August 13, 2016.  Walk 5K through the neighborhood of Don Mills, in support of the work of St. Clare Inn.  Join the friars, the community, annual participants and other supporters in this, the 7th year, to help change lives in ways you cannot begin to imagine. If you are not from the Toronto area but still wish to support this great ministry or for more information, please contact St. Clare Inn or visit “How You Can Help” on their website.