Our parish has several opportunities to give gifts to children this upcoming Christmas season:
Toy Drive: In what has been a strong ten-year tradition, we are partnering with the Custom House, to support the Catholic Charities toy drive. The toys and baby items collected will be brought together in a “toy store” for parents to choose which toys they think best for their children. Please place your toys in the rear of the Church.
Gift Cards: For the fourth year, we are working with HeartShare St. Vincent’s Services to provide gift cards for young people leaving foster care. This is especially important for those who have children themselves. You can give online or drop off a check in the collection box or with the rectory.
Support Families in Need: HeartShare St. Vincent’s Services has:
120 families currently living in shelter;
500 families who are at risk of losing children to foster care; and
400 children living away from their parents in foster care.
Their everyday struggles are hard to comprehend. Let’s come together and bring joy to as many families within our community as possible this December. Join us, and sponsor one of our families.