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.
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
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: firstname.lastname@example.org. All contributions to the Party are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by
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.
Elaine C. Carroll Suzanne Camus
SFP Class of 1983
Social Studies Dept.