Saturday, October 01, 2005

Local priest and parishioners raise a bundle for poor

Passed along by a friend:

A Catholic priest in one of the poorest parishes in the region has succeeded in raising $900,000 through the sale of edgy T-shirts and one-on-one fund-raising as his parish endeavors to construct and operate a 365-day-a-year meal center to feed the hungry in Lawrence.

I'll link to the story in a sec, but just to clarify...the "edgy" T-shirts aren't what you might think. Father O'Brien and his parishioners sold T-shirts packaged in bottles with words like "hunger" and "addiction" on them to underscore the price of poverty.

Here ya go: