A Message from our Executive Director
It's Fat Tuesday in our fair city, and we've been excited to share in the celebration all month at Ozanam Charitable Pharmacy! Our dedicated staff and delightful volunteers have our office spaces all decked out in Mardi Gras colors...there's even a fabulous Mardi Gras tree at our front door to delight our many patients and visitors!

This month we welcomed new Auburn University pharmacy student, Mary Elizabeth Crabtree, and we held a special 90th Birthday bash in-house for our dear friend and long-time volunteer, Nelson ___. We also premiered a lively new Winter 2020 Newsletter, developed by our new Development Coordinator, for which all of us at Ozanam want to express our sincere gratitude for your support! It is because of you that we are blessed to continue to serve our patients and remain a viable member of the Gulf Coast area's healthcare community.

Also, we're ramping-up for another exciting "Jazz & Cocktails: Rx For a Cause" fundraiser, so please plan to join us Thursday, May 14, 2020 at Heron Lakes Country Club for an exciting evening. Stay tuned for more information later this spring. Happy Mardi Gras from your friends at Ozanam Charitable Pharmacy...Laissez les bon temps rouler!!

Peace & blessings,

Shearie Archer
 Executive Director
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3rd Annual Jazz & Cocktails: Rx For A Cause
Premiere Fundraiser features 3 Great Bands!
Ozanam is super excited to bring you our premiere fundraiser, the "3rd Annual Jazz & Cocktails: Rx For A Cause!" This year we will welcome local jazz ensemble SWING, which features vocalist Gabby Merz. This band was formed 8 years ago with the intent to add their own voice to the rich tradition of the American Songbook! Alvin King & 5th K'Nection will once again grace our stage with a host of jazzy favorites. The dynamic local youth band, The Jazz Studio, lead by Mobile music icon, Hosea London of the legendary Excelsior Band, will greet you upon arrival at the beautiful Heron Lakes Country Club. Great music, cocktails, food, a silent auction, raffle, and a fun jazz trivia game....we've got it all! Tickets cost $40 for one or two for $70. Sponsorship packages are available too! Join our jazzy mission... DONATE, SPONSOR, VOLUNTEER!! Contact Development & Marketing Coordinator, Yvette Chestang, at 251-300-5907, and visit www.ozanampharmacy.org for more information.
Volunteer Spotlight: Meet Ms. Mary E. Crabtree
T alented Pharmacy student, Mary E. Crabtree,
has been a blessing to Ozanam Charitable Pharmacy this semester! Here are a few fun facts about Mary...

Mary Elizabeth Crabtree is a 4th Year Pharmacy Student at Auburn University Harrison School of Pharmacy. Her family includes fiancé, Sam, and their two pets, Francie (a labradoodle) and their cat, Peony! Aside from her teeny family, is her awesome mom and dad, an older brother, and two adorable grandparents, Mimi and Grandpaw!
Where did you grow up?
Mobile, Alabama
How long have you volunteered for Ozanam?
3 weeks
What do you like most about Ozanam Pharmacy?
My favorite part about Ozanam is being a part of a team that can provide life-changing and lifesaving medications to patients that may not have access to them otherwise. 
What do you like to do for fun?
My fiancé and I love to try new restaurants and spend time with our families. I’m also trying to learn calligraphy slowly but surely.
  What was the most unusual or interesting job you’ve ever had?
My first “job” was actually a volunteer opportunity at Victory Health Partners, while I was in undergrad at Spring Hill College. I worked in the dispensary with Carol, who the sweetest person you will ever meet! Volunteering at VHP was a great way to give back to the community and it also sparked my interest in applying to pharmacy school! 
What is your favorite movie or book?
Eloise at Christmastime
What is your favorite meal?
My favorite meal is a Dew Drop hot dog with order of onion rings and fries and a Coke – you can’t beat a Mobile classic!
What is your personal philosophy or favorite quote?
“Where there is love there is life.” – Gandhi 
Volunteer Celebrates 90th Birthday at Ozanam
O n one cloudy February day, Ozanam 's offices were bright and cheery thanks to the presence of THE Mr. Nelson Summerlin, whom we invited to join us for a Happy 90th Birthday Celebration in his honor! Nelson faithfully served our organization as a volunteer for more than 11 years. He retired following 40+ years at the USPS, and he is a veteran of the Korean War. We at Ozanam are truly blessed to know and love Mr. Nelson Summerlin. We thank you for your outstanding service, and look forward to celebrating many more future birthdays!
In loving memory...
F riends,
Did you know that you can donate to Ozanam Charitable Pharmacy in remembrance or in honor of a friend or loved one?
This simple gesture of LOVE can be a thoughtful way to express how much that person meant to you. Just click on the "In Memory" button above, and the link will take you directly to the Ozanam Charitable Pharmacy website.

Thank you for your kind gesture.
Ozanam Charitable Pharmacy
Office: 251.432.4111
Fax: 251.445.0981

Ozanam Charitable Pharmacy, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.