Special Needs Committee

Special Needs grants are awarded by application and through the endorsement of a Loretto member. The selected organizations support Loretto’s mission in outreach to others. Learn more about the Special Needs fund.

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Carrying on the Work of the Gospel: Loretto Addresses Special Needs

By Loretto Community / November 8, 2021 /
Haitian students in school uniforms sit at a shared desk in their outdoor classroom.

Remember the story of the man who came to Jesus and asked, “What do I have to do to inherit eternal life?”  And Jesus answered him, “Keep the commandments, you…

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Loretto Thanks God for All Peoples, Shares Bounty Through Special Needs Fund

By Loretto Community / November 23, 2020 /

“As we stand with Mary at the foot of the cross, we strive to bring the healing Spirit of God into our world and we commit ourselves to improving the…

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Loretto Special Needs Funds Assist Many

By Marlene Spero SL / October 1, 2020 /
A graphic symbolizing community and connection. A blue and green world graphic with different colored hands surrounding it on a black background.

The Loretto Special Needs Committee is pleased to share our work of the past several months on behalf of the whole Community. Using some of our funds is one of…

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Organizations Receive Non-Emergency Loretto Special Needs Grants

By Marlene Spero SL / February 1, 2020 /
Colorful artwork with the text "We work for justice and act for ..." Art by Bob Strobridge.

The Loretto Special Needs Committee has concluded its 2019 distribution of funds for long-range social change projects. Grants are solicited twice a calendar year, on Feb. 15 and Oct. 15,…

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First Cycle Non-Emergency Special Needs Grants

By Marlene Spero SL / May 1, 2019 /
Grandparents and three grandchildren play a board game at a wooden table indoors.

Many groups in our country and abroad are working hard to help provide needed goods and services for those who live on the margins of society. Each year Loretto sets…

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Special Needs Fund: Promoting Loretto Mission

By Sue Rogers SL / October 1, 2017 /
A woman with short grey hair wearing a collared yellow blouse smiling brightly in front of a display table with numerous goods in front of a red brick building indoors.

The Special Needs Fund, established by the General Assembly of 1973, has been active in promoting Loretto mission for 44 years. The Special Needs Fund has provided a combination of…

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