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St. Elizabeth Catholic Church’s baby bottle campaign raises $3,000 for TLC

Photo Contributed St. Elizabeth Catholic Church recently held a Baby Bottle Campaign which raised $3,000 for the TLC Community Center to help support the center’s community service programs. From left are Isabella Hope Odom and Bethany Odom, along with their mother Angie Odom, who is the founder and director of the TLC Community Center and St. Elizabeth Catholic Church parishioners Fran Robey and Luster Shell, both of whom helped organize the fundraiser.

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St. Elizabeth Catholic Church recently held a Baby Bottle Campaign which raised $3,000 for the TLC Community Center to help support the center’s community service programs. From left are Isabella Hope Odom and Bethany Odom, along with their mother Angie Odom, who is the founder and director of the TLC Community Center and St. Elizabeth Catholic Church parishioners Fran Robey and Luster Shell, both of whom helped organize the fundraiser.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

From Staff Reports

Members of St. Elizabeth Catholic Church raised $3,000 using baby bottles and pocket change to help support a local community service organization.

Since 2007 the parishioners of St. Elizabeth Catholic Church have participated in a Baby Bottle Campaign to raise money for the TLC Community Center, which operates a number of programs including a crisis pregnancy center and a summer food program which feeds children throughout the community.

The baby bottles were distributed to the parishioners on Mother’s Day to be filled with pocket change and other monetary donations. The bottles were then returned to event organizers on Father’s Day.

“Including this year’s contribution of an all-time high of $3,000, St. Elizabeth parishioners’ donations in eight years have totaled more than $18,000 for the Center to use for its local clients in need,” said Fran Robey, one of the fundraiser’s organizers.

Angie Odom, the founder and director of the TLC Community Center, said the donation this year by St. Elizabeth Catholic Church is the most money ever raised at one time through a Baby Bottle Campaign, which she said is a popular style of fundraiser for the Center.

The TLC Community Center does not receive any state or federal funding, Odom said, and is supported solely through donations of individuals, civic groups and churches like St. Elizabeth.