Our Lady of Perpetual Help Home (OLPH) was established by the Dominican Sisters of Hawthorne for the care of incurable cancer patients who are unable to pay for care themselves. Shortly after the OLPH home was opened, the OLPH auxiliary was started by a group of Catholic women to support the home. The home is run entirely through donations. In the past, a primary means of soliciting donations for the home was through their annual raffle. However, the raffle had to be cancelled this year due to COVID. In lieu of raffle sales, the SMMCCW is asking for direct donations through the end of November.
You can submit a donation online with this link or you can mail a donation directly to the auxiliary to the following address:
Our Lady of Perpetual Help Home Auxiliary
PO Box 420273
Atlanta, Ga 30342
Barbara Ginn, the current president of the OLPH home auxiliary has long been a supporter of the auxiliary. Barbara learned her love for the home from her mother and grandmother and has been selling OLPH raffle tickets for over 30 years. Barbara is a Lay Carmelite with a hope to serve Christ and help others find a love for this beautiful caring home for terminally ill cancer patients.
Barbara grew up at St. Anthony of Padua parish in west end Atlanta. She attended St. Joseph high school and was a Girl Scout for 11 years. In high school, the Girl Scouts selected her to attend 2 international events where she met other girl scouts from around the world.
She received her bachelors at UGA in Fine Arts/Art Education and taught students in 6th and 7th grades. At the age of 49 she earned her Master’s in Education and spent the next 11 years incorporating art into education while teaching kindergarteners
She and her husband Harry raised 4 children who are grown and have families of their own. Sadly, Harry passed due to Alzheimer’s on July 2, 2011. Please enjoy listening to Barbara explain the OLPH auxiliary and how you can help! Click this link to listen: OLPH Auxiliary (the video will download to your computer and you must open it to listen).