Upcoming Events

Fall Luncheon set for Saturday, October 6th

The Mother Teresa Maternity Home will be hosting their 20th Annual Fall Luncheon on Saturday, October 6th, 2018. Doors open at 11 am. In efforts to raise the needed  funds for our home, we are offering the pre-sale of our Golden Ticket Auction, Wine Barrel, & 50/50 Raffles. You can purchase tickets on our website or, to avoid processing fees, by calling Tammie Sandigo at (916) 798-4746, or email to purchase directly.

The Golden Ticket is a $100 ticket, with only 100 tickets being sold. The Golden Ticket winner gets to choose first from one of the 10 Auction Packages. All other packages will then go into the live auction. You need not be present to win. The Ticket will be drawn at the event on October 6, 2018 at 11 am. Our list of auction packages will be posted on our web page & updated daily on our facebook page.

The Wine Barrel Raffle is a $10 ticket, with only 100 tickets being sold. The winner of this will receive 18-24 premium bottles of wines from El Dorado, Amador & Sonoma Counties. In case you miss the online sale, there will be an additional wine barrel raffle at the event.

50/50 Raffle is a $20 ticket, with an unlimited amount of tickets sold. The more we sell the bigger the pot for both the winner & the Mother Teresa Maternity Home!

For all Raffles, you need not be present to win. Winners will be contacted via telephone & email. All drawings will take place at the event Saturday, October 6, 2018.

Recently Held Events

20th Annual Golf Tournament

The Knights of Columbus annual fundraising golf tournament to benefit the Mother Teresa Maternity Home at the Cold Springs Golf & Country Club in Placerville on Monday, June 18, 2018 was once again a great success. The community came out in force for a wonderful day of golf and in support of this important community cause.

If you missed out on this year’s fun you can join us next year! Keep your eyes open for registration and sponsorship opportunities in the Spring of 2019!


An Evening of Elegance: 15th Annual Dinner and Auction

The 15th Annual Mother Teresa Maternity Home Dinner and Auction held on Saturday, February 3 was another sellout festive evening for the 240 guests in attendance. The “Evening of Elegance” transformed Gurnell Hall into a beautiful Winter Wonderland themed dining room filled with guests wearing their best and snazziest attire.

Once inside the dining room, guests had an opportunity to hear the live “soft Jazz” music from the Black Tuesday Jazz Band as they enjoyed passed appetizers with their choice of drink, viewed and bid on over 70 silent auction items, and purchased a wine cork in the Barrel of Wine game for a chance to win a 30 bottle package of fine wines. A scrumptious dinner was prepared by Master Chef Mike Inks of the Foothill Grill and served by the ROP students from El Dorado area high schools.

Auctioneer Jack Sweeney was assisted by our emcee Jim Yates. Together they conducted an exciting live auction with 13 items including a 7-night cruise for two on Holland America to their choice of the Caribbean, Mexico, Alaska or Canada/New England; a getaway to Carmel/Monterey; a 3-night stay at a beautiful Tahoe Donner cabin; Oakland Raiders tickets; various packages of fine wine; jewelry courtesy of Randolph’s Jewelers; and tickets to see the San Francisco Giants battle their way back to the World Series.

Our “Fund-A-Need” gave everyone an opportunity to participate in the funding of the much needed Education Fund. This fund will be used to assist our residents who have had their education disrupted by moves, abuse and poverty. The fund will be used to pay for high school and community college courses, testing fees, driver training and licensing fees, uniforms and equipment as needed. One of our goals is to have them leave the Mother Teresa Maternity Home as a more educated woman with the skills to be a productive member of our community.

Through the generosity of the sponsors, donors and guests, the event will help support the Mother Teresa Maternity Home for the coming year. Be sure to mark your calendar for next year’s event on February 2, 2019.


19th Annual Fall Luncheon 

Gurnell Hall, St. Patrick Church, Placerville, was the venue for the 19th Annual MTMH Luncheon on Oct. 1, 2017. The hall was full of fantastically decorated tablescapes, with themes ranging from holidays, to movies, nature, and food to name a few.

Guests enjoyed an Italian-themed buffet, live auctions, raffles baskets, and wine raffles. Former MTMH board chair, Norma Hansler, was recognized for her years of service to the home.

Another special part of the day was a talk given by a former resident of the MTMH who explained how the home helped her and her baby during a difficult time.

Anyone interested in helping with next year’s luncheon can contact: Betty Ackley at Also, please follow the MTMH on Facebook.


Annual Golf Tournament a Great Success

The community came out in force and enjoyed a great day on the links while supporting the Mother Teresa Maternity Home. The Tournament was held on June 19th at the Cold Springs Golf & Country Club. After some early morning rain passed through, the skies cleared up and the 19th annual Mother Teresa Golf Tournament hosted by the Knights of Columbus was underway.

GolfPhoto_ColdSpringsMany thanks to our sponsors, donors, volunteers, golfers and all those who participated in making this event successful. The tournament raised approximately $13,000 that will go directly to the home to cover operating expenses. The home receives no government assistance and depends on the generosity of the community and fundraising events such as this tournament.

Come join us in 2018 for a great day of golf while supporting a great community cause. Watch our website and this newsletter for information about next year’s event.

The Mother Teresa Maternity Home changes lives for the better and gives young mothers and their babies hope for the future. Please consider supporting in any way you’re able.