POWIR Update: A Heartfelt Thank You!

News from the SJSP POWIR team! It is with great joy that we share with you that both our Honduran and Congolese refugee families are employed and financially self-sufficient. It was the families’ hard work along with the unbelievable efforts of Catholic Charities, our SJSP partnership and the abundant generosity of individual parishioners that this was achieved. The refugee families shared Thanksgiving and Christmas welcomed by warm members of our faith community. They were showered with Christmas gifts, including a brand new smart TV that is helping to expand their language acquisition.

The POWIR team wishes to extend a heartfelt thank you to each and every one of you who helped in every necessary and impactful way! Self-sufficiency is always the goal of POWIR and the speed with which this happened is a testament to the support of so many people.

Continuing our partnership with Catholic Charities we were also able to assist a newly arrived single mother with her first month’s rent in January.

We will continue to work with Catholic Charities in assessing our ongoing support options and look forward to sharing news as we continue this important work.

If you are interested in getting involved in the SJSP POWIR group, please contact: kelly.meraw@sjspwellesley.org