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Over the past 42 years, charitable donations have allowed the Ministry of Caring to provide care for those in need in our community. By making a planned gift, you help us continue to meet the needs of those we serve and gain financial and tax benefits for you and your family.
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A quiet, yet strong desire to help the poor and homeless.
Our donors recognize the value and see the results of the diverse services the Ministry of Caring provides to those in need. Many wish to continue a legacy of support for the Ministry even after they have passed away. Michelle Mercadante was one such generous benefactor.
A lover of nature, animals, and travel, Michelle Mercadante suprised some of her family and friends when she left a bequest to the Ministry of Caring. Michelle could have left her estate to a number of worthy causes; leaving a legacy to the Ministry revealed Michelle’s quiet, yet strong desire to help the poor and homeless.
Michelle often attended Mass with her stepmother Carolyn Mercadante at the Capuchin Friary located on Prior Road in Wilmington. Brother Ronald Giannone, a Capuchin Friar and Executive Director of the Ministry of Caring, often celebrated Mass at the Friary. Michelle learned about and came to admire Brother Ronald’s work among the poor and began to designate her United Way contributions to the Ministry of Caring.
After 41 years in the Customer Service Department at Exelon, Michelle prepared to retire but a short series of catastrophic illnesses took her life before she reached her goal. Michelle passed away on October 2, 2014. Now, almost three years after Michelle’s death, we see the lasting impact of Michelle’s planning. Through Michelle’s gift, the people we serve have real hope for a brighter future because Michelle cared and took action to ensure that her legacy lived on at the Ministry of Caring. Although Michelle is not able to receive our thanks today, we honor her memory and celebrate her willingness to help others in our community. Michelle could have left her estate to a number of worthy causes; leaving a legacy to the Ministry revealed Michelle’s quiet, yet strong desire to help the poor and homeless.
When Beth Rogers recalls her parents’ dedication to Emmanuel Dining Room, this quote comes to mind: “That which you do for the least of my brothers and sisters, you do for me.”
“As an Italian family, food was a way of showing love, and feeding people was the most fundamental way to show love of God and of others,” she recalls. Beth’s late parents, Bart and Mitzi, wanted to continue to support the outreach, love and dignity offered at EDR after their passing, so they included Ministry of Caring in their will.
Please contact Cindy Gamble with any questions.