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Christmas Party for Our Friends with Special Needs
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When: Saturday, December 10, 2011
Where: St. Francis Preparatory School
6100 Francis Lewis Boulevard
Fresh Meadows, New York  11365
United States
Contact: Brother Robert Kent, O.S.F.
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In 1980, Sister Joseph Agnes Hohmann asked a number of volunteers to assist some "very precious men and women” at St. Francis Prep’s Annual Christmas Party for the Disabled.  Little did those people realize that she was teaching the true meaning of Christmas: Service to others in the great Franciscan tradition.   


Sister Jo passed away in 2005, but the Prep’s alumni and faculty are working together to keep the party alive in her memory.  We have been asked to help raise funds to pay for the party expenses.  We are very grateful for the support we have received in the past and hope that you can assist us in making Christmas wishes come true for the 250 guests attending this year's party.


On Saturday, December 10, the students of St. Francis Prep will open their school and their hearts once more to these disabled men and women from throughout Brooklyn and Queens.  Our annual party continues to include a light breakfast, Mass, lunch, dancing to live music, and a visit from Santa Claus. 

Each guest will receive a Christmas gift and the chance to win prizes from our Holiday Prize table.  Many of our guests do not have families, so this party is the only celebration of the holiday that they enjoy.  Our efforts are supported by the Colgate Palmolive Company, JPMorgan Chase, the Fordettes, the St. Francis Prep Alumni Association, Father's Guild and Mother's Guild, and nearly 100 Prep student volunteers.  The Italian Club is also involved in our party in a special way.  So if you are available on December 10, please feel free to join us at the Party!


If you are able to assist us, you can donate online or send a check payable to St. Francis Preparatory School,  c/o Suzanne Camus, 6100 Francis Lewis Boulevard, Fresh Meadows, NY, 11365.  Please note on the check that your donation is for the "Friends with Special Needs" Christmas Party

Please feel free to call 718.423.8810 ext. 236 if you have any questions.  You can also e-mail: All contributions to the Party are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. 


We know Sister Joseph Agnes continues to pray for everyone who helps to make this party a success.  We hope you will keep our guests in your prayers and we thank you in advance for any support you can provide.


Best regards,





Elaine C. Carroll                                                                                      Suzanne Camus

SFP Class of 1983                                                                                  SFP Social Studies Dept.