Upcoming Events

October 5, 2019 – Annual Fall Luncheon at St. Patrick’s

The 21st annual Fall Luncheon is right around the corner! This is a premiere annual event and a major benefit fundraiser for the home. Themed tables are elaborately decorated and are a big part of the festive environment of the luncheon. This event has become a popular annual tradition in our community.

The tickets below can be conveniently purchased online by clicking HERE. For more information contact event chair, Tammie Sandigo, at (916) 798-4746 or email her at Click HERE to visit our facebook page to see a current list of auction items. The list is updated regularly so check back often.

Golden Tickets
There will only be 100 Golden Tickets sold. In 2018 more than half were pre-sold prior to the event last year, so we recommend buying yours early. The lucky winner will have  10+ prizes to choose from – all valued at $1000 or more. Check our facebook page often for the most current list of auction items.  If your golden ticket is selected you get your choice of one of the auction items. The remaining items will then be included in the live auction at the luncheon. If your ticket is NOT selected, you will have the opportunity to put $100 toward the live auction, which is applied to anything over $300. You do not need to be present to win. Once your ticket has been purchased it will be mailed to you with a list of Golden Ticket packages. We will need to know by October 4, 2019 which package you are interested in. Our facebook page will list golden package/auction items as they are added.

50/50 Drawing
Half the pot goes to Mother Teresa Maternity Home and half to the lucky winner. Ticket will be drawn at event on October 5th. Need not be present to win!

Raffle Tickets
Receive 25 tickets for $20. These ticket are used for the raffle baskets which will be at the event. Need not be present to win, however, basket will not be available for viewing until the actual event on October 5th.

Wine Barrel
For $10 you will have a chance to win over 18 bottles of gold winning wines from Sonoma, Russian River, Amador and El Dorado Counties. Need not be present to win. Once you purchase a wine cork, you’ll receive a random number. If your corked is pulled you win the whole barrel of wine!

Recently Held Events

2019 Golf Tournament at Cameron Park Country Club

For the first time the Knights of Columbus from St. Patrick’s in Placerville joined with the Knights of Columbus from Holy Trinity in El Dorado Hills to jointly hold a golf tournament benefiting the Mother Teresa Maternity Home. The event took place on May 20th, between two rainy days and was perfect weather for the tournament. The net proceeds from the tournament will help support the daily operations of the home.

Many thanks to the sponsors, donors, volunteers and golfers for their generous contribution of time, talent and financial support to help make the 17th annual tournament a success. Mother Teresa Maternity Home depends solely on funding from grants, donations, support from the community and fundraising events.

The Home is non-denominational and is a non-profit organization. Donations are tax deductible and can be made through the website at or mailed to MTMH P. O. Box 991 Placerville, CA 95667

2019 Evening of Elegance

The 16th Annual Mother Teresa Maternity Home Dinner and Auction held on Sat. February 2, was another sellout festive evening for the 240 guests in attendance. The “Evening of Elegance” transformed Gurnell Hall into a beautiful Winter Wonderland decorated dining room filled with guests wearing their best and snazziest attire.

Once inside the dinning 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 and to view and bid on over 50 silent auction items plus purchase a wine cork to participate in the Barrel of Wine game and a chance to win a 30 bottle package of fine wine. 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. The 14 Live Auction items including a Carmel/Monterey Get-A-Way; jewelry courtesy of Randolph’s Jewelers and tickets to see the San Francisco Giants, the Oakland A’s and the Sacramento Kings. Highlighting the auction was BBQ lunch at the Historic Celio Ranch in Meyers (Lake Tahoe) for a party of 8 being transported to and from Placerville in a stretch limo.
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 Mother Teresa Maternity Home as a more educated woman with the skills of 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 the 17th Annual event on February 1, 2020.