March 23 – April 1, 2022: Volunteers on the NJ Shore gather to assist in the Ukraine relief efforts in a unique way. Over the first two nights, 380 dozen Ukrainian Pierogis have been made by the owners and staff of Joe Leone’s Italian Specialties, along with the efforts of a large group of volunteers (30 volunteers on Wednesday and 35 on Thursday nights). The pierogis will be made available in all three of their NJ store locations, to raise funds to help provide financial relief for those in need in Ukraine. 100% of the proceeds will be donated to the Franciscan Friars Conventual of the Provincial Custody of the Holy Cross (Ukraine), which is a Custody of the Polish Province of St. Anthony and Bl. James of Strepar, via our own province’s special Ukraine Fund Effort.
More photos of this event and updates from the efforts put forth by our Province Ministries throughout the East Coast of the USA, and of our confreres from other provinces around the world, can be found on our Province Facebook Page.