Catholic Charities celebrates refugees

 

Children participated in a Louisville Free Public Library storytime during a World Refugee Day celebration at Catholic Charities of Louisville’s St. Anthony campus on West Market Street June 15. (Record photo by Ruby Thomas)

Refugee children and their families served by Catholic Charities of Louisville were celebrated during a World Refugee Day event June 15.

The children who are attending a summer program at the Charities’ St. Anthony Campus on West Market Street were treated to storytime by the Louisville Free Public Library, made arts and crafts and played soccer during the event. The children and families were also helped by eighth-graders from St. Francis of Assisi School to shop for backpacks, other school supplies and toiletries.

World Refugee Day will be observed June 20.

Three girls made crafts from clay at a KMAC Museum booth. (Record photo by Ruby Thomas)

 

A young boy played soccer during a World Refugee Day event June 15. (Record photo by Ruby Thomas)

 

Emary Thomas, an eighth-grader at St. Francis of Assisi School, helped two refugee mothers pick out backpacks. (Record photo by Ruby Thomas)

 

Charlotte Connally, an eighth-grader at St. Francis of Assisi School, helped three young children pick out school supplies. (Record photo by Ruby Thomas)

 

Emary Thomas, an eighth-grader at St. Francis of Assisi School, helped a young boy fill a backpack. (Record Photo by Ruby Thomas)

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