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Who We Are

Ladies of Charity is a Catholic, nonprofit public organization of women whose mission is to raise monies to benefit education for low-income youth. We fulfill this mission by dedicating our energies for the benefit of Sacred Heart Nativity Schools in San José, CA.


Our History

Ladies of Charity was originally formed under the direction of Archbishop Edward Hanna in 1931. The 20 member organization primarily focused its fundraising efforts for St. Elizabeth's Day Home in San José which was operated by the Sisters of Holy Family. The alliance continued until the school closed in June 2015. Instead of disbanding, Ladies of Charity unanimously decided to continue fundraising efforts to benefit education for low-income youth.

“Whoever is generous to the poor lends to the Lord,
and he will repay him for his deed.”

[Proverbs 19:17]

What We Do

All active members commit to actively participate in and financially support any fundraising activity as recommended by the Executive Board for the direct benefit of Sacred Heart Nativity Schools.

We meet the second Monday of the month from Sept. through May.


Below is a list of our signature Events

Signature Events


5:00 P.M.

Saratoga Springs

22801 Big Basin Way, Saratoga, CA 95070


11:30  A.M.

Beckett Hall

St. Thomas of Canterbury

1522 McCoy Avenue

San Jose, Ca.  95130


9:30 a.m.

St. Thomas of Canterbbury


9:30 a.m.

St. Thomas of Canterbbury

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