Sister Virginia Kelleher was honored with the Paul McLaughlin, “We Will Always Remember” Award at the 2015 People In Neighborhoods Can Help (PINCH) Foundation awards dinner this past September. Kay Germano introduced Sister Virginia. She said, “As Paul McLaughlin devoted his life to working with the youth of West Roxbury in little league and hockey, so too Sister Virginia will be remembered for the loving influence she had on the children as Principal of St. Theresa School for 20 years. When Sister Virginia retired, she started the St. Theresa Parish Outreach Program that has grown to 50 volunteers in 12 years. Through this program of helping the elderly and handicapped, Sister Virginia has reached out to help countless people with rides to Mass, medical appointments, shopping, helping people in their homes, delivering food once a month to Fisher House, bringing ashes and the rosary to nursing homes, many times taking on the task herself. She also sits on the advisory council of Age Well in West Roxbury.
PINCH, People In Neighborhoods Can Help, is a non-profit, 100% volunteer-administered, community-based organization, supported by many individuals throughout Greater Boston, as well as local business sponsorship. Each time one individual lends a hand, in a pinch, we collectively are able to help those in need.