"Motel Kids" Benefactor & Supporters Recognized By The Pope

Top Quote Sir Bruno Serato Presented With Rosary & Well Wishes To All Volunteers By Pontiff. End Quote
  • Orange County, CA (1888PressRelease) February 10, 2016 - Restaurateur Sir Bruno Serato, whose decade-plus humanitarian efforts include feeding 6,000 underprivileged children each week, has been recognized for his charity work with well-wishes and a rosary personally blessed by Pope Francis. The pontiff also extended his blessing to the countless volunteers and supporters of Serato's nonprofit, Caterina's Club, for their tireless work on behalf of our most vulnerable population - children in need. The gift arrived following Serato's appearance on Vatican TV and a feature story in a leading Catholic newspaper.

    "The Pontiff's gift completely floored meI had no idea that I was even on his radar. I am so honored," said Serato. "My greatest pleasure in accepting this holy rosary is that it calls attention to the very real issue facing one of the wealthiest regions of the nation - innocent children are going to bed hungry each night."

    To fulfill its mission, Caterina's Club targets "motel children," so named because their poor, working class parents are relegated to living in cheap, crime-filled motels. Because these rooms oftentimes do not have kitchens, the youngsters frequently go to bed hungry.

    His extraordinary generosity has resulted in profiles including People Magazine several times, countless national television programs including the "CBS Evening News" and other newspapers and magazines the world over. He is best known for his place among CNN's Top 10 Heroes, being knighted by the Italian government, receiving a humanitarian award on the steps of the U.S. Capitol and countless other forms of recognition.

    For more information about Caterina's Club visit www.CaterinasClub.org.

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