Eagles player signs autographs at Phoenixville shelter's fundraiser

Photo by Barry Taglieber Co-chairman Cindy Mastrangelo, St. Mary's Franciscan Shelter Director Sister Christine Kranichfeld, speaker Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Jason Avant, co-chairman Jill Chamberlain and co-chairman Sasha Rose gather at the shelter's 25th anniversary gala on Saturday.

PHOENIXVILLE — Along with celebrating 25 years of helping the homeless, St. Mary’s Franciscan Shelter welcomed a Philadelphia Eagles player to its recent anniversary gala.

Eagles wide receiver Jason Avant spoke in front of attendees and signed autograph at the shelter’s gala celebrating 25 years of service on Saturday at Phoenixville Foundry.

The event featured cocktails, a buffet and a live auction.

During the past 25 years, the shelter has fed and housed more than 550 homeless families.

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