SAINT JOHN – The YMCA-YWCA of Greater Saint John has announced that the Sisters of Charity of the Immaculate Conception are this year’s recipient of the 2013 Red Triangle Award.

YMCA-YWCA President Shilo Boucher says the Sisters are worthy recipients for the charity work and help they provide to children and women.

“They continue to advocate for (women’s issues), and they obviously have funded many different organizations here in our Saint John region that support programming for women in need of shelter, and in terms of support,” Boucher says.

Sisters of Charity will receive the Red Triangle Award at a gala in April.

The announcement comes as the YMCA-YWCA launches its annual Strong Kids fundraising campaign.

Strong Kids allows children and families of all economic backgrounds to participate in Y programs.

Last year, the program aided about 1,900 people.