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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.

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On March 13, Ladies of Charity held a Day of Reflection. There were 70 women and men who attended this event. President Carol Provenzano  welcomed those attending and introduced Deacon Rubén Solorio, President of Sacred Heart Nativity Schools, who spoke briefly about the schools and their mission.  Ladies of Charity is proud and honored to be part of the fundraising efforts for the Schools. 
Our guest speaker and Lenten "shepherd" for the day was Fr. George Aranha, Pastor of Santa Teresa Catholic Church. Fr. George gave a very inspirational talk about change, changing our habits, our hearts, our minds to better reflect this Lenten season. One of the tools that we can use for change and growth is to imagine ourselves in the Bible stories: imagine yourself as the woman at the well in Samaria, or in the crowd listening to Jesus' words or at the wedding feast in Cana when he turned water into wine. By placing ourselves in these stories, we can come to a deeper understanding and appreciation of our faith. The Day of Reflection is held annually during Lent on the second Monday of the month.  

Below is a list of our signature Events

Signature Events


Saratoga Springs

22801 Big Basin Way, Saratoga, CA 95070


Beckett Hall

St. Thomas of Canterbury

1522 McCoy Avenue

San Jose, Ca.  95130

9:30 a.m.

St. Thomas of Canterbbury

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