‘Grease,’ 1950s theme help St. Catherine’s Center for Children raise $35K
ALBANY St. Catherine’s Center for Children raised $35,000 at its fifth annual Golden Age of SCCCript & SCCCreen dinner and dance gala on May 3.
The annual fundraiser pays tribute to a different film each year.
This year’s film was “Grease,” the John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John musical celebrating the 1950s.
About 175 supporters attended the fundraiser as St. Catherine’s Center for Children turned back the clock and treated friends and supporters to vintage cars, a sock hop featuring classic rock n’ roll music, a malt shop, a hula hoop contest, and more.
St. Catherine’s was established by the Daughters of Charity in Albany in 1886 as a home for sick orphans. Today, the agency offers a range of services for Capital Region children and families coping with issues of abuse, neglect, mental illness, homelessness, and trauma.
St. Catherine’s offers residential services for children ages 5 to 13, a homeless family shelter and related services, a therapeutic foster care program, an elementary school for children with special educational needs, and community-based prevention services designed to strengthen vulnerable families.
Last year, St. Catherine’s programs and services reached about 1,500 children and families in the Capital Region and beyond.
For more information, visit www.st-cath.org.