Pittsford parish’s corn sale to raise money for Haiti hospital - Catholic Courier
Children and adults gather around a table that is filled with bags of corn on the cob. Parishioners of St. Louis Church in Pittsford organize a corn sale each year to raise money for a pediatric hospital in Haiti. This photo is from the 2019 corn sale. (Photo courtesy of St. Louis Church)

Parishioners of St. Louis Church in Pittsford organize a corn sale each year to raise money for a pediatric hospital in Haiti. This photo is from the 2019 corn sale. (Photo courtesy of St. Louis Church)

Pittsford parish’s corn sale to raise money for Haiti hospital

As Haiti struggles in the aftermath of a deadly earthquake, a Pittsford parish is planning its long-standing tradition to benefit a hospital on the island.

St. Louis Parish’s 51st-annual corn sale will take place Sept. 11 and 12 at the church, located on 64 S. Main St. in Pittsford. The Powers family, which operates Powers Farm Market in Pittsford, supplies the parish with the corn. The parish will sell bags of corn, each containing six ears, for a suggested donation of $5 per bag. The sale will take place after the 4:30 p.m. Mass Sept. 11, and following the 8 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. Sunday Masses Sept. 12.

Proceeds from the sale will benefit the parish’s Haiti Team, which supports St. Damien Pediatric Hospital. Located in Port-au-Prince, St. Damien is the only free children’s hospital in Haiti.

In addition to the corn sale, the parish’s Haiti Team also sells locally made Christmas ornaments each December to raise money for St. Damien.

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