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  • Writer's pictureJeffrey Hastings

Ancient Order of Hibernians Gives Back To Families In Manchester

MANCHESTER, NH - 21 Families with 43 children had a knock on their door with members of the Ancient Order of Hibernians delivering bags full of gifts.

The gifts are provided to the families of those people in need, and identified by St Anne’s and St. Augustine churches to select the families that are in the most need of help for the holiday.

Throughout the year the Ancient Order of Hibernians which is made up of men and women raise over $10,000 for the annual event. Some of the money raised comes from individual and business donations.

Also, members of the group work as road marshals and provide traffic control for Millenium Running which donates for their assistance.

The group of several dozen volunteers shop for the gifts and then get together to wrap the gifts and deliver them in the Manchester area. Along with the wrapped gift each family received a gift card to assist them in providing a nice dinner for their family.

The volunteers gathered at St Catherine’s Church and just like Santa had lists and loaded the packages into vehicles and dispersed the gifts to the incredibly thankful families.

Many of the ancestors of the volunteer group immigrated to New Hampshire and parts of the United States with minimal resources. Many of the families started struggling, so it is important for the group to give back to those in need.

The Ancient Order of Hibernians (AOH) in Manchester, New Hampshire can be contacted by phis an Irish Catholic fraternal organization that was established in New York City in 1836.

The AOH's roots can be traced back to the organization of the Defenders in Ireland in 1565 to protect Roman Catholic priests and the Church from English persecution.

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