Leadership Award for Garden Soxx

Fr. Mike and Melissa along with Mary Ann Gesaman and Chris Beaver from Park United Methodist Church attended the 38th Annual Bishop Cosgrove Justice Dinner on Friday, December 2nd at St. Matthew’s Parish to receive the Bishop Anthony M. Pilla Leadership Award for our collaboration on the Akron Family Garden Initiative (Garden Soxx).  The award is given “to groups or individuals who have brought together people or organizations in new partnerships to educate, raise awareness or find solutions for problems with the vulnerable populations among us.”  Thank you to the Catholic Commission for this recognition and to all of you who have supported this ministry by adopting a garden for an at-risk-family, helping to deliver and plant gardens or through your prayers.