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An afternoon creating opportunities for our neighbors with Our Lady of Mercy Community Outreach

Seabrook Island Club 

11:00AM

Sunday, March 12, 2023 

Our Lady of Mercy Community Outreach's Love Your Neighbor Celebration is the organization's largest fundraiser and a purposeful afternoon of community partnership. 

As we prepare for our largest fundraiser of the year, we want to reflect and celebrate the tremendous ways in which we have seen our community grow, and the many ways the generosity of partners and supporters have shaped the lives of countless individuals and families in need. 

 

This year's Love Your Neighbor Celebration will be held on Sunday, March 12, 2023 at the Seabrook Island Club. The event will include brunch, a silent auction, a wine pull, cocktails and of course the celebration of changed lives. We invite you to join us during this special day.   

Questions? Contact Hannah Wallace at hannah.wallace@olmoutreach.org or (843) 559-4109x109

2023 Love Your Neighbor Award Recipient

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The Love Your Neighbor Award recognizes the service, compassion, empathy and significant impact made within our community, and this year, we are honoring Susanne and Dominic Scibilia. 

Susanne and Dominic have been together for fifty-two years and married for fifty. They both come from working class families - Sue's family creating financial resources, and Dom's family skilled immigrant laborers with limited financial resources. They have two adult children, Keri, who is the nurse manager of Roper's Rehabilitation Hospital, and Michael, who is the director of a high-end restaurant in New Jersey. Four grandchildren hold a special place in their lives: Addyson, Ceol, Teagan and Corwyn. 

Sue is a registered nurse with a Bachelor's degree with a specialization in nurse leadership in medical surgical intensive care. She practiced nursing in South Carolina, New Jersey, Liberia (West Africa), Wisconsin, Michigan and New York City. She was a recognized patient and nurse advocate during her 20 years at NYU Langone Hospital. 

Dom holds a Bachelor's, three Master's and a Doctoral degree. He loves learning. After ten years in pastoral ministry, Dom returned to what he loves most - teaching and learning. After teaching in colleges throughout Michigan, Dom followed the direction of what he wrote and published most about, student-centered learning, and became a teacher of ethics and religion at St. Peter's Preparatory School in Jersey City, New Jersey. Ignatian spirituality and pedagogy has been and remains the formative influence in his life. 

Service that seeks justice has been the focus of their personal lives - both Sue and Dom have served in food pantries, clothing closets, soup kitchens, counseling centers, urban children ministries, hospitals and centers focusing on development in developing countries. It is a joy, an expression of gratitude, a desire to accompany people in their journey toward flourishment that frames their volunteering at Our Lady of Mercy Community Outreach. Sue and Dom are grateful for the opportunity to walk with and stand beside the people OLMCOS serves. 

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About Our Lady of Mercy Community Outreach

Founded in 1989, Our Lady of Mercy Community Outreach provides educational, health and direct outreach services to thousands of individuals and families each year in the Lowcountry. With the support of volunteers and donations, community members receive dental and pre-natal care, emergency food, clothing, financial and job assistance, lunch five days a week at Neighborhood House, and diverse educational and capacity-building opportunities such as youth programs, financial literacy, GED and ESL classes and more. The two locations include Johns Island on Brownswood Rd, serving the needs of residents in communities spanning West Ashley (outside 526) to Edisto Island and the Neighborhood House in Charleston that serves Eastside-area and West Ashley (inside 526) residents.

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