Ladies of Charities: The Functions of a Volunteer Group in the Bureau of Catholic Charities, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, 1953-1958
Motivated by the Judaio-Christian philosophy of brotherly love and the dignity of man, some of the early philanthropists expended their efforts and fortunes in the services of the poor. In the beginning this was a simple giving to the poor. Only later was the extensiveness of the need for food, clothing, shelter, and medical care recognized. Out of this recognition developed the Charity Organization Movement in the latter half of the nineteenth century. Health, welfare, and recreation agencies were established. Previous to this period, the economy of the nation and of the world had been chiefly agricultural.
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Sarnecky, George Joseph, "Ladies of Charities: The Functions of a Volunteer Group in the Bureau of Catholic Charities, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, 1953-1958" (1959). ETD Collection for Fordham University. AAI30557742.