Shrine’s Women’s Day donation helps single mothers in need


MARIA STEIN — The Maria Stein Shrine of the Holy Relics held a Women’s Day of Faith, Fun and Friendship on Oct. 13.

There were 20 different vendors selling jewelry, beauty products, clothing, health & wellness items and baked goods. Visitors had the opportunity to explore the vendor fair, the Shrine and visit various other events.

The funds raised from the event went towards a monetary donation to Rustic Hope, a non-profit in Russia that offers free support to single mothers throughout their pregnancy.

“When this event was being developed, we knew we wanted to do something to give back to the community that has been so generous to us,” Diana Russell, director of fund development, said in a news release. “It was suggested that we should donate a portion of our proceeds to a non-profit that helps women, which was strongly supported by our vendors. They helped make this donation happen, and for that we are grateful.”

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