From December 7 to 10, Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic School first graders and their parents made and sold cookies for 25 cents each at Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic School. On December 11, after the school Mass, first grade teacher Mrs. Julie Peters announced that the “Goodies for God” sale had made a total of $1,006 to be donated to the Women’s Care Center.
Mrs. Peters invited all of the first graders, who each held small bowls of quarters, to come up and pour their quarters into a large basket in front of the altar. Anne Koehl, director of the Women’s Care Center, was present to witness the first graders bringing up the many quarters amounting to $1,006
A large check representing $1,006 was presented by first grade teachers Mrs. Jessica Patton and Mrs. Julie Peters to Anne Koehl, who thanked the first graders and their families for making and selling the cookies and donating the proceeds. The Women’s Care Center has centers in Fort Wayne and in other towns in northern Indiana that work to help young women in crisis pregnancies find ways to keep and care for their babies.