UNICO Cards for Charity Fundraiser

Cards for Charity

Dunmore’s Keystone Chapter UNICO was represented by its “Le Sorelle” members at a Cards For Charity fundraiser for the Children’s Advocacy Center of NEPA.

Pictured from left are Keystone Chapter’s Vice-President Michele McDade, Marge Ruggiero, Marie Scaringi, Mary DePalma, Cesira Berardelli, Nettie Wormuth and Keystone Chapter’s Treasurer Valerie Riggi.

$2,200 Raised at Annual Card Party

Cards for Charity 2017

Cards for Charity recently raised $2,200 for the Little Sisters of the Poor at Holy Family Residence. The successful fundraiser took place at the organization’s annual card party at the Elmhurst Country Club. The fundraising party included a luncheon followed by an afternoon of bridge, mahjong, pinochle, and dominos. The Little Sisters also sold their famous scones and cookies.

Pictured presenting the check to Mother Theresa Louisa, l.s.p., superior of the Little Sisters of the Poor’s Scranton community are seated from left: Rosemarie Martin; Betty May, co-chairwoman; Mother Theresa Louisa; Barbara Whitford, co-chairwoman, and Maureen Pesavento, event secretary and treasurer.

Standing: Sister Marie Therese, l.s.p.; Rose Baas; Joyce Tressler; Marianne Ferrario; Joan Hrycow, and Liz Yurkovic.

Also serving on the committee was Mary Ann O’Boyle; Mary Lynn Sciaccia; and Mary Ann Hazzouri.

Cards For Charity Benefit to Support Little Sisters of the Poor


Cards for Charity will host a benefit for the Little Sisters of the Poor on Thursday, Aug. 17, at the Elmhurst Country Club, 319 Gardner Rd., Moscow.

The doors will open at 11 a.m. and lunch will be served at noon. A cash bar will be available beginning at 11 a.m. Following lunch, guests will enjoy an afternoon of card playing, mahjong, and other games along with a basket raffle and pleasant conversation. The Little Sisters will also have their famous scones and cookies for sale. Admission is $25 per person.

For more information or to make a reservation, call Maureen Pesavento at 570-346-6437. Reservations can also be made by sending a check and your name and/or names in your party (tables of four or more are suggested) to Maureen Pesavento, 108 Abby Way, Scranton PA 18504. The reservation deadline is Thursday, Aug. 10.

Cards for Charity 2017

Committee members include, seated from left: Maureen Pesavento, event secretary and treasurer; Mother Theresa Louisa, l.s.p., Superior of the Little Sisters of the Poor Scranton community, and Barbara Whitford, event cochairwoman.

Standing, same order: Sister Marie Therese, l.s.p.; Rose Baas, Liz Yurkovic, Joan Hrycow, Rosemarie Martin, and Sister Laurelliya, l.s.p.

Also serving on the committee are Betty May, event cochairwoman; Marianne Ferrario, Mary Ann O’Boyle, Mary Lynn Sciaccia, and Mary Ann Hazzouri.