Cabrini Immigrant Services hosted its 2016 annual benefit on Monday, March 14. We celebrated at the Lower East Side Tenement Museum, where guests went on tours to learn about the lives of immigrants in our neighborhood over the last 120 years, including families that Mother Cabrini and the first Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart might have served. We enjoyed food from our neighborhood that represented the diverse groups that make up the Lower East Side and our community of clients.
Our honoree this year is Brigid Sullivan. Last year Brigid retired from the New York Police Department as a graded detective, but for many years she worked at the police station across the street from Columbus Community in Gramercy Park. She met the MSCs there, and soon started volunteering with Cabrini Immigrant Services. Not only has Brigid supported this mission financially, but she has also given generously of her time–driving Sister Yolanda to New Jersey and Pennsylvania to buy toys for our clients’ children, buying and preparing the food for our Christmas party, and so much more! We’re incredibly appreciative of all that Brigid has done and continues to do for us, and we were thrilled to thank her at our benefit.
Thank you to everyone who came to the benefit, and to all of you who keep us in your prayers!