ST. PETER CLAVER SOCIETY Supporting African Orphans 2020 See’s Candy Sale
Treat yourself to the yummiest candy on earth, AND at the same time help to change the life of an African child for the better! The St. Peter Claver Society (SPCS) was formed in 2004 in response to the AIDS crisis in Africa, which resulted in the deaths of thousands of parents of young children. Over the past 16 years the SPCS has made it possible for many of these orphans to receive antiretroviral treatment and attend preschool and secondary school, with some going on to college or learning technical skills. A committee of dedicated parishioners from St. John the Beloved Catholic Church in McLean, Virginia, has worked to carryout its mission to assist orphans of AIDS, mainly in Zambia. The proceeds from our fundraisers go to providing shelter, nutrition, health care and education to children and youths with special needs at projects managed by Catholic institutions. About 20% of Zambian children under 17 years old are orphans and many others live in abject poverty. (For further information, go to www.saintpeterclaversociety.org or to St. Peter Claver Society@spcsstjohnthebeloved on Facebook.) Every December, the SPCS has raised money by selling See’s candies after weekend masses at St. John’s; however, given the current COVID-19 restrictions, this year the we will be selling See’s candies online. To help break the cycle of poverty, please shop for your Christmas gifts online by CLICKING HERE Orders will be shipped after 16 November and can be made up until 4 December. Get free shipping within the U.S. (including Alaska and Hawaii) on orders over $65.00. Over the past 16 years, we have seen many destitute young people’s lives changed for the better and with your support the St. Peter Claver Society will continue to advance its mission of improving the lives of African orphans. We hope we can count on your support. Here’s to acheiving sweet success!