Jacqueline GaNun, an eighth-grader at Richmond Hill Middle School, recently donated seven homemade baby quilts to the Pregnancy Care Center of Richmond Hill.
GaNun, 14, completed this service project as part of her confirmation journey at St. Anne Catholic Church.
“I chose this service project because I wanted to help struggling women and babies,” she said.
“Thanks to Jacqueline’s giving heart and generosity of time, there are some very special little ones who will be wrapped in warmth and love,” new center Director Brandie Waugh said. “While the quilts are practical and beautiful, for our clients, knowing that they are supported in this way is a gift that is immeasurable.”
Grace Campbell, GaNun’s confirmation teacher, said that giving back to the community is a big part of confirmands showing growth in their faith journey through Corporal Works of Mercy.
“Confirmandi are asked to choose service projects that benefit their parish, community and family. St. Anne Catholic Church is proud that through Jacqueline’s unselfish act of charity, women and children of the Richmond Hill Pregnancy Care Center will feel the warmth of compassion we are all called to share with one another,” Campbell said.