On November 28, 2012 the A.O.H. Division 16 and Ladies A.O.H. Division 16 donated $4,700.00 to Hospice Care of Westchester/ Putnam Counties. The presentation was made at the annual “ Tree of Life “ceremony held at the Holiday Inn in Mount Kisco, NY. Hospice Care, ( Visiting Nurse Association ) a non-profit home health care agency provides home health services to patients with advanced illnesses.
On December 22, 2012 the A.O.H. donated $4,700.00 to Rosary Hill Cancer Center located in Hawthorne, NY. Rosary Hill Home is run by the Dominican Sisters and provides hospice care for incurable cancer patients who are unable to afford care for themselves.
Since 1992 the A.O.H. has donated $197,185.00 to Hospice Care of Westchester /Putnam and Rosary Hill Home in Hawthorne, NY and other organizations. The fund raising drive was administered by Chairwoman Grace Murphy. The Division is grateful to the following parishes for their help-St. Elizabeth Seton-Shrub Oak, St. Mary’s-Katonah, St. Patrick’s-Yorktown, St. Patrick’s-Bedford, St. Francis of Assisi-Mount Kisco, and St. Lawrence O’Toole-Brewster, St. Patrick’s-Armonk, St. Joseph’s-Croton Falls and St. John’s/St. Mary’s-Chappaqua.
The Ancient Order of Hibernians, Division 16 was formed on September 13, 1891 consisting of men of Irish descent and practicing Roman Catholics living in the northern Westchester County area. The A.O.H. originated in America on May 4, 1836 in order to protect the Catholic Church from a mounting wave of religious bigotry, discrimination, and mob violence. In April 1844 the A.O.H. valiantly defended the old St. Patrick’s Cathedral in NYC from being burned down. The Division has a long and distinguished history of supporting different community groups in the area as well as hosting northern Westchester’s annual Mount Kisco St. Patrick’s Day parade since 1991. The Division is pleased to announce that our St. Patrick’s Day parade will be held on Saturday March 9, 2013 and annual dinner on Saturday March 2,2013 in Mount Kisco. For further information or an application please write to the above address , or visit our website at www.AOHDIV16.org.