These are the annual drives for food, clothing, and other items that our parish undertakes each year to benefit our community. We take care of a large number of the poor and unfortunate in our area and wish to continue doing so with your help. Please check out the list below to see how and when you can participate in these amazing acts of charity!
THE GIVING TREE
The 2014 Giving Tree Drive is scheduled to begin the weekend of March 8/9.
For a complete list of items collected, visit the Giving Tree page. A sampling of the items we collect: toilet paper, paper towels, laundry detergent, blankets (new), sheet sets (new), towels (new), silverware (new), pots & pans (new), etc. These types of items can also be donated throughout the year as we constantly need to refill our shelves!
BACK TO SCHOOL SHOE DRIVE
Tag distribution for the 2013 Shoe Drive is tentatively scheduled for the weekends of July 6 and 13. Watch the courtyard for the tag line. Shoe sorting is tentatively scheduled for Saturday, July 27 at 9:00am in the Social Concerns Workroom. For more information on the Shoe Drive, please contact the Social Concerns office at email@example.com
SCHOOL SUPPLY DRIVE
This summer drive provides much needed school supplies to area agencies. The 2013 School Supply Drive is scheduled for the weekends of August 10-11 and 17-18. New school supplies can be dropped in the rolling bin located in the church narthex or in the parish office. The supply list can be found on the left.
For more information, contact Michelle in the Social Concerns office at firstname.lastname@example.org
SHARE GOD'S BOUNTY
The 2013 Share God's Bounty food distribution is tentatively scheduled for Saturday, November 23, St. Laurence parishioners will provide turkeys & "the fixin's" for a complete Thanksgiving dinner for approximately 800 families in need in our parish & community. Meal tags & monetary donation envelopes will be available on the tagline after masses the weekends of November 3 & November 10. The approximate cost of one meal is $35. For more information, see the Share God's Bounty page.
WISH UPON A STAR
2013 star distribution is scheduled to take place the weekends of November 16/17 & November 23/24. Be sure to stop by the plaza after all masses to pick up a star or two! After those dates, stars will be available for pick up in the parish office.
Gifts will be due by Monday, December 9th and can be dropped in the SCM collection bin in the church narthex at mass or during the week in the parish office. Please be sure that your star is firmly attached to the gift so that it goes to the intended recipient.