Christmas Outreach Update
This past week, St. Simon’s Parish Hall looked like Santa’s workshop as your outreach team organized donations for distribution to Project Renewal and to families of C. J. Hicks students. Toys were distributed, books for children were distributed and the mitten tree items were distributed.
Outreach Chair, Beverly Gulstone, on behalf of St. Simon’s made an application to Toys for Tots for toys to distribute to Project Renewal and C.J. Hicks. Our application was granted and on behalf of St. Simon’s, over 250 toys were distributed. Thank you Beverly for seizing this opportunity and making a difference in Christmas for so many families.
Through donations, over 100 children's books were purchased to be distributed to preschoolers and kindergarteners at C. J. Hicks. Imagine the smiles on little faces when they get their own book to take home to read.
Finally, some 250 to 300 items from our mitten tree were collected (they keep coming in) and distributed to Project Renewal. You were generous in your giving and you see by the items collected, how your giving will make a difference in the everyday lives of Project Renewal families.
Food from the food fight will be distributed this week. Can you say “peanut butter”?? We are happy with the healthy foods that we are donating this year.
coordinates and promotes parish activities that offer care to those in need outside of the St. Simon's community.