Outreach Opportunity: Adopt a Family (YFCA)
St. John’s “Adopts” 3 YFCA Families for Christmas
Sundays Dec 12 and 19, 8:30 - 10 am
Drop-off at St. John's parking lot
Our Christmas seasons have certainly changed over the last two years. However, thousands of children and their families will not be celebrating at all. They are struggling financially and facing extreme poverty due to the many challenges associated with Covid-19. The holiday festivities that most of these children look forward to will be drastically impacted by their family's lack of resources.
This year St. John’s is supporting our community in different ways. One of the projects that we hope that you will join us in is "adopting" a family for Christmas gifts from the Youth and Family Counselling Agency of Oyster Bay.
Our Outreach Committee is partnering with YFCA to make the holidays a bit brighter during this difficult year. We are “adopting” 3 families who are struggling financially due to the pandemic. Parishioners are invited to donate gifts from each family’s “wish list”: click Family Wish List.
If you would like to participate, please contact Nancy Cashin ([email protected]) or Mary Gay Townsend ([email protected]). Nancy and Mary Gay have offered to coordinate the donations to help us fulfill each family’s needs and avoid duplication of effort.
Kindly wrap your gifts and place them in a shopping bag labeled with each family’s number (as noted on the Wish List). You can drop them off in the St. John’s parking lot between 8:30 - 10 am on either December 12 or 19. We will have volunteers there ready to receive your gifts. You can also arrange for a special drop-off when you contact Nancy or Mary Gay.