St. Vincent DePaul Christmas Assistance

Dear Parishioners,

With the Christmas season rapidly approaching, Seven Holy Founders St Vincent DePaul Society is preparing to assist our Neighbors in Need with their Christmas Wish Lists. Many of our neighbors are struggling to pay utilities, rent, car payments, etc... and are unable to provide food or even the basic necessities for their families. We anticipate the need for assistance to be even greater this year. We are appealing to you, our generous parishioners, to assist by adopting a family and fulfilling their Wish List. We understand that many of you may be uncomfortable with shopping; however, if you would be willing to adopt a family, we have a team of “Shopping Angels” who will do the shopping for you. In addition, we will be having our Giving Trees at the entrances to church. Some of the items we need include: gift cards (Schnucks, Aldi, Target, Walmart, gasoline and dollar stores), sheet sets, blankets, diapers( sizes NB through 5), Pull Ups, Baby Wipes, Kitchen and Bath towels, and pots/pans. Even if you are unable to pick up a star at church, you can still purchase any of these items, wrap them and place a tag on them with the contents of the package. These can be dropped off at the back of church or at the Rectory. If needed, we can pick these up from your home. If you wish to shop online, items can be delivered to the Rectory (attn:SHF-SVDP). If you have any questions or to adopt a family, please call Patty Papke at (314)680-3134. We thank you for praying for the success of our endeavors and for considering the ways you can assist our Neighbors in Need. In Christ, The St Vincent de Paul Christmas Committee