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Catholic Charities to put end to furniture program

Director: ‘We don’t have funds’ to sustain service

Kay Beckett, left, and Dolores Frank go through some of the household items donated to the furniture program of Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Albany.
Kay Beckett, left, and Dolores Frank go through some of the household items donated to the furniture program of Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Albany.
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Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Albany, created in 1917 to help those in need at all stages of life, will discontinue its relatively new furniture program sometime in September. Jenn Hyde, executive director of Catholic Charities Tri-County Services since August of 2013, confirmed Tuesday that the program, designed to provide good, quality furniture to those in need, will be eliminated. The program was created in 2006. “We don’t have the funds to sustain the ...


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