Charities & Missions
Paul E. Towhey, Jr.
The Motto of the AOH is "Friendship, Unity & True Christian Charity". This comes to life in our Charities and Missions programs where we donate our time and money to throughout the year. The county Board as well as the county collectively donate thousands of dollars that we raise to local, national & international Catholic & Irish charities as well and volunteering hundreds of hours with many of these same charities both locally and nationally. Local organizations do not need to be Irish or Catholic to receive our help. We four our efforts wherever they may be needed.
In recent years, our member Divisions in Allegheny County have volunteer their times for:
~Volunteering at our home parishes as ushers, Deacons, music directors, fish fry's, etc.
~Volunteering at Pittsburgh VA facilities and hosting Saturday BINGO nights.
~Volunteering at local food banks and shelters.
~Volunteering at the Medal of Honor Grove at Valley Forge.
~Volunteering to lay wreaths at the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies.
~Hosting Golf Outings to raise money for local Catholic Primary Schools.
~Hosting Lenten Fish Fry's to raise money for Catholic Charities.
~Volunteering to keep the midnight watch at the Vietnam Veterans Candlelight Vigil.
Divisions, please ensure that your division "Missions & Charities" Chair submits their annual report to Paul as soon as possible!