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.