CHARITY OF CHATTANOOGA
ARE YOU NEEDED?
YES! We are a volunteer, non-funded, non-profit service.
We are entirely dependent upon the generosity of others. We
have three paid employees. Overhead expenses are kept to a minimum thanks to our
Contributions are tax deductible.
WHO IS SERVED?
Each month, we serve families who are referred to us
by individuals, churches and social agencies. The usual requests are for food,
rent and utilities, household furnishings, medicine and medical supplies,
clothing, and specific needs of babies and children. Each week we received and
fill unique requests.
The Ladies of Charity is often the "last hope" for many in
HOW IS IT FUNDED?
Ladies of Charity is funded by financial contributions and
from the proceeds of sales in the Resale Store.
The Resale Store has been the major source of funds for many
years. All items sold in the store are donated. They include clothing, household
goods, linens and furniture. Even many fixtures and displays in the store have
Volunteers staff the store with the assistance of the store
manager. All merchandise is sorted, priced and placed in the store for sale by
A HISTORY OF SERVICE
Ladies of Charity was the first of the great foundations of
St. Vincent de Paul, founded in France in 1617, making it the oldest
religiously-oriented volunteer group in existence.
The Ladies of Charity in the United States was organized in
St. Louis, Missouri in 1857. Now over 420,000 volunteers serve the poor in 43
countries. The Ladies of Charity of Chattanooga was formally established in 1963
with members from parishes throughout the area.
The purpose of the Ladies of Charity is to imitate our Lord in helping the
needy, both spiritually and materially, in a spirit of humility, simplicity, and
To serve rather than to be served.
Anyone desiring to serve God's people may be a member. Members may be active,
volunteering their time and talents, or they may be a sustaining member by
supporting the organization in prayer and/or financial support.
Four general meeting are held each year, and include mass, a
short business meeting, along with the latest news of the organization.
A newsletter is mailed to each member quarterly and announces
the date of the next meeting, along with the latest news of the organization.
Dues are $10.00 per year.
For additional information, contact:
Alyce Ownby, Volunteer Coordinators, 698-6624
Jackie Smith, President, 903-4970
Ladies of Charity Resale Store
1800 East Main Street
Chattanooga, TN 37404
Hours: Tuesday - Friday 10am-3:45pm
Saturday 10am - 2pm
Bo Mahoney, Store Manager
Donations accepted Monday - Saturday 10am - 2pm
Hours: Monday - Friday 10am-3pm
Carrolle Redden, Welfare Director