Food Pantry Needs
*Most needed items at this time
- Cooking oil
- Pancake mix/syrup
- Baking mix
- $25 Jewel Gift Cards
- Healthy snacks
- Laundry detergent
- Personal Care Items
Thank you to Jewel-Osco Countryside for donating Thanksgiving meals to many of our food pantry clients. We’re so grateful for this generous partnership, especially to all of you that participated by donating to the “Turkey Bucks” program, and for the volunteers who helped distribute meals to families in need.
There will be no regular distribution in December because of the Giving Tree and Christmas food baskets. Donations are still needed and will continue to be collected though!
This Advent, our Giving Tree outreach provides many opportunities for you and your family to respond to those in need, to ensure they receive their share of the richness of God’s gifts given to us.
PURPLE TAGS (gifts): Choose the gifts you wish to purchase, keeping in mind that the items listed on the tag are part of a “wish list.” You need not purchase every item on the list. Gifts are to be returned before/after Masses the weekend of December 9-10. **NEW THIS YEAR** Gifts will be returned to Morrissey Hall using the convenient drop off lane on Stone Ave.!
RED TAGS (food baskets): Tags include a suggested list for the contents of a Christmas season food basket for the families using our food pantry and others struggling in our community. Food baskets are needed on Sunday, December 17th from 7:30-11:00am in Morrissey Hall.
We invite you to stop in the narthex this weekend to take a tag or two from one of the Giving Trees. We are thankful for your past generosity in purchasing many gifts for the individual(s) you choose. Thank you! Your generosity will provide hope and make a difference in someone’s life. God bless you on your Advent Journey!
The Giving Tree Committee
Answers to frequently asked questions can be found on the parish website: www.stcletusparish.com/socialconcerns.
For further details you can also contact: Kendall Grant, (708)215-5418, email@example.com
FOR ALL GIVING TREE VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES PLEASE USE THE SIGN UP GENUIS LINK AT: http://stcletusparish.com/ministries/social-concerns/
Saturday, December 9th shifts between 3:30-6:30pm: Help direct traffic, carry in donations from donor’s cars, sort and organize gifts in Morrissey Hall.
Sunday, December 10th shifts between 6:30am-4pm: Help with hospitality, direct traffic, carry in donations from donor’s cars, sort and organize gifts in Morrissey Hall, load gifts to bring to St. Agatha’s.
Sunday, December 17th shifts between 6:30am-6:30pm: Help with hospitality, directing traffic, carrying in food basket donations, organizing food baskets, distributing gifts, assisting clients to their vehicles, clean up, etc.
Please use the Sign Up Genius to volunteer and read the notes on age requirements. Contact Kendall Grant with any questions. Thanks!