A message from our Executive Director
D ear Friends,
It's hard to believe it's time to say goodbye to 2018. As we celebrate the joys and spirit of the holiday season, we at Ozanam Charitable Pharmacy want to wish the best to you and your loved ones.
It is with heartfelt admiration and appreciation for the unrelenting efforts of our donors, volunteers, staff and clients that I share this meaningful inspiration in Ozanam's Christmas message. This year, I also want to extend my gratitude and thanks to those who worked diligently to support Ozanam, giving generously of their time and resources. The board has been amazing, demonstrating enormous integrity and strength and support to our organization. It has been a pleasure to serve each and every one of you over the last decade and I look forward to what we will accomplish in the coming years.
As you know, healthcare in our country is constantly changing. We continue to face many challenges in our mission of keeping our patients connected to their necessary medications. With your help, we will keep providing the assistance needed by so many in our area.
In this issue of "A Dose of Ozanam," we highlighted four community members we honored with the Gardberg Award at the annual Christmas luncheon. In addition, we are so happy to introduce Mrs. Peyton Lazzari as a new member of our board. Also, we highlight our fourth-year student pharmacist, Mrs. Haley McCarron.
So as we close out the year in past and look forward to the New Year and all that it will bring; the staff of Ozanam Charitable Pharmacy wish all our friends, families and loved ones a happy, safe Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year!

Warm regards,
Shearie Archer
 Executive Director
Photo courtesy: Tenaysha Carroll
Ozanam's Board of Directors elects new board member
Ozanam Charitable Pharmacy is pleased to announce our newest addition to our Board of Directors, Mrs. Peyton Lazzari. The board provides leadership for carrying out Ozanam's mission across the local community.
She currently works as the City of Mobile, Innovation Team’s Project Manager. The team focuses on solving old city government problems in new ways by moving projects forward in an effort to improve the lives of the citizens of Mobile. Peyton is an Alabama native and Auburn University graduate. Mrs. Lazzari came to Mobile in early 2018 with her husband Zach. He is a current student at the University of South Alabama College of Medicine.
Previously, Peyton worked on the Microsoft account at WE Communications where she helped to elevate the brand image of Microsoft Office with focused campaigns, events, and media engagements that helped bolster an increase in Office’s purchase and usage rates. She is passionate about clean water, education, and medical care for low-income individuals and families. She continues to seek out opportunities to serve these causes regularly.
Ozanam Charitable Pharmacy is very grateful to have Peyton on our team. We look forward to working with her. Congratulations and welcome aboard!
Do you love music and volunteering?
"Jazz and Cocktails... An Rx for a Cause" Spring fundraiser will be held on Thursday, May 16, 2019 from 6 pm until 9 pm. Location: TBA.

If you are interested in volunteering for this event, the first planning meeting will be held on Thursday, January 17th starting @ 3:30pm at Ozanam Pharmacy, 109. S. Cedar St. Mobile, AL 36602. This meeting will go over the event, duties, sponsorship, etc.

We are also looking for dedicated volunteers to work at the pharmacy front desk.

For more information, click on the "I want to volunteer" button below. Thank you!
A Road Map to Success
Mrs. Hayley McCarron
Student Pharmacist
M rs. Hayley McCarron is a fourth-year pharmacy student at Auburn's Harrison School of Pharmacy and grew up in Mobile, AL. Haley is a graduate of McGill-Toolen High School and the University of South Alabama with a bachelors degree in Biomedical Sciences.
Haley was born and raised in Mobile and has two younger brothers, Zach and Brant. She meet her husband Josh when they were in high school.
Mrs. McCarron's personal philosophy is "For beautiful eyes look for the good in others, for beautiful lips speak only words of kindness, and for poise walk with the knowledge that you are never alone." - Audrey Hepburn
What is your favorite meal:  "Mexican is my favorite. I love to go to Mexican restaurants or cook different dishes at home."
What is your favorite movie:  "Beauty and the Beast"
Do you have any pets?  "I have two pets that we rescued. Bella, who is is a two-year- old Labrador Retriever mix and my cat Phoebe who is a one year old black and white cat. They are best friends and they love to snuggle and nap together."
What is your most unusual or interesting job you have ever had?:  "Through high school and undergrad, I worked at Chick-Fil-A. It was probably the most interesting job I had because the days were crazy busy! It was so much fun to dress up like a cow for Cow Day".
What do you like most about Ozanam Pharmacy?  "The thing I like the most about Ozanam is the people who work here and volunteer. They are all very kind and welcoming and willing to teach me how the pharmacy works".
What do you like to do for fun?:  "Hanging out with my friends around Mobile. We enjoy going to art walk and eating at restaurants in downtown Mobile."
Photo courtesy: Tenaysha Carroll
Charity Chase set for January 26, 2019

Ozanam Pharmacy will be participating in the 2019 Charity Chase on Saturday, January 26th . We encourage you to choose Ozanam Charitable Pharmacy as your charity of choice when you register. Please click the button below "Charity Chase 2019" to register and for more information.
Race Location: Downtown Mobile, AL
Start/Finish Line: O'Daly's Irish Pub
Certified 5K Course: AL15044JD
Packet Pickup: 6:15-7:45 am
Fun Run - 8:00 am
5K - 8:20 am
Award Ceremony - 9:15 am
Charity Chase mission is to raise money, awareness, and excitement for nonprofit organizations while giving runners the opportunity to train and compete for the causes most important to them.
Ozanam's "Jingle & Mingle" Christmas Luncheon
On Friday, December 14th, staff, volunteers, donors and board members gathered at the Goodwill Easter Seals A.S. Mitchell Auditorium for Ozanam's annual Christmas luncheon. This years Gardberg Award members are:
Mr. Robert Battles – Mobile County Board of School Commissioners - District 4
Original Oyster House – Mr. David Dekle and Mrs. Cecilia Mace
Our executive director was surprised by District 4 Councilman Mr. John Williams with a proclamation for December 14th as Mrs. Shearie Archer Day!
Robert Battles, Mobile County Board of School Commissioners - District 4
Mr. David Deakle- Founder of
the Original Oyster House
Mrs. Cecilia Mace, Marketing Director
The Original Oyster House
Mrs. Shearie Archer, Executive Director presented a proclamation from the City of Mobile by Councilman, Mr. John Williams, District 4
"Ugly Christmas Sweater" winners:

1st place- Sister Marilyn Graf
2nd place- Ms. Viletta Beck
3rd Place - Mrs. Sharon Westerfield
Judges Martha, Alvin and Mary trying to decide on who will win the contest!
Thanks everyone for your participation in the contest!
Photo Courtesy: Tenaysha Carroll and Arianna McArthur

Whoever is kind to the poor lends to the Lord, and he will reward them for what they have done.
— Proverbs 19:17
D ear fiends,
Did you know that you can donate to Ozanam Charitable Pharmacy in remembrance or in honor of a friend or loved one during this holiday season?
We fondly remember our loved ones who are no longer with us. 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 below and the link will take you directly to the Ozanam Charitable Pharmacy website to give what is in your heart.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
Ozanam Charitable Pharmacy
251.432.4111 (office)
251.445.0981 (fax)
Ozanam Charitable Pharmacy, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.