Queens Charity Bucks Giving Trend

The organization, which is run by the Sisters of St. Joseph, has seen a steady increase in donations over the last seven years, according to Jeffrey Smith, a development associate at the agency, countering a national trend of less charitable giving. Donations to Hour Children rose 19 percent during a three-year period ended June 2018, the charity said.

Bishop’s Christmas Luncheon

The Catholic Foundation for Brooklyn and Queens held its annual Bishop’s Christmas Luncheon Dec. 5 at Russo’s on the Bay, Howard Beach, to raise funds for scholarships to Catholic elementary schools in Brooklyn and Queens.

Teen Volunteers Connect Faith and Service in B’klyn

Teens from throughout the Northeast descended upon the Diocese of Brooklyn, July 15 to fold clothes and give kids piggy-back-rides during a week of service organized by Young Neighbors in Action.