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Actress Mary Kate O'Connell to Emcee Style Show Fundraiser Sept. 26 for Ladies of Charity

by Stephanie Brown
Tue, Aug 25th 2015 09:00 am

BUFFALO, NY, Aug. 25, 2015 - Mary Kate O'Connell, award-winning Buffalo actress and founder of O'Connell & Company theater company, will provide commentary for the annual style show fundraiser for The Diocese of Buffalo Ladies of Charity, an affiliate organization of Catholic Charities on Sept. 26.

The Dress for Less Style Show and Theme Basket Auction will be held at The Columns Banquets, 2221 Transit Road, Elma starting at 11 a.m. with opportunities to browse the clothing and accessories for sale during the event. A luncheon featuring Almond Chicken Dijon is included.

Tickets are $35 if purchased by Sept. 11 or $38 by Sept. 18. For more information or to make a reservation please call (716) 895-4001.

The event is one of two primary fundraisers conducted yearly by the Ladies of Charity to benefit their programs.

Ladies of Charity is a ministry of service provided by concerned girls and women within the community on a volunteer basis. Each year, Ladies of Charity provides several hundred children with schoolbags and supplies, is one of the largest participants in the WNY Holiday Partnership supplying Christmas gifts for local children, operates Lots of Clothes store in Buffalo, which provides clothes at no cost to clients and low cost to everyone else, and offers a Fresh Start program which provides people who have experienced loss through fire or another disaster or had to leave an abusive situation with gently used household items. To assist them in their mission or for more information, visit locbuffalony.org.   

Catholic Charities served more than 142,000 people in need in Western New York in 2014. For 92 years, Catholic Charities has been making a difference for people of every faith and ethnicity in Western New York. Catholic Charities empowers children, families and seniors to achieve meaningful, healthy and productive lives. In all situations, Catholic Charities delivers support to meet immediate needs, and then assesses clients for other needs to ensure long-term success. It is the most comprehensive human service provider serving Western New York. Catholic Charities is an excellent steward of the contributions it receives. For five years, Catholic Charities attained the highest-possible rating (four stars) from Charity Navigator for transparency and sound fiscal management. Catholic Charities also receives the highest ratings from the Council on Accreditation for quality service.

Check out Catholic Charities at ccwny.org, on Facebook at facebook.com/ccbuffalo and on Twitter at twitter.com/ccbuffalo.

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