Social Ministry News – December 2018
Shoeboxes from Santa – Delivered
We delivered 38 shoeboxes, packed and wrapped by our Sunday School children, to the San Juan Diego parish (associated with the Sharpsburg Food Pantry). They have partnered with Appalachian Outreach, who will distribute boxes filled with personal care items. The donation was warmly received.
Appalachian Outreach is a charitable relief and support organization. They gather and transport donated materials to poverty- and disaster-stricken areas of West Virginia. The materials are then distributed by organizations, churches, or individuals in the area. Items become available through donations from individuals, civic groups, churches, and businesses. Their goal is to be a reflection of God’s love as we meet the basic needs of the communities.
Mitten Tree Donations Delivered
The Mitten Tree was harvested in early November, just in time, as a blast of cold weather descended upon our area. We delivered 34 hats, 26 pairs of gloves, four pairs of heavy socks, and ten scarves to Shepherd’s Heart in downtown Pittsburgh, who reaches out to the homeless during the cold winter. Please remember the homeless in your giving and in your prayers.
College Treats – Delivered
Our college students received 16 boxes filled with treats (and even toothbrushes) to get them through their mid-semester stress in early November. Our young people like to be remembered, and we are so grateful for their many years of service as acolytes and crucifers. It’s always wonderful to see them worshipping with us when they come home. Thank you to everyone who donated and helped with the packing.