Care and Share

 

CHARITY AND SOCIAL JUSTICE  COMMISSION SPONSORS
ANNUAL CARE AND SHARE SUPPORTING FAMILY PROMISE

 Christmas can be a difficult time for formerly homeless families still struggling to get back on their feet. Family Promise strives to help families return to a typical family life as soon as possible. At the holidays, that means children making their lists for Santa and their parents shopping for their wishes. Each year Family Promise sets up a Holiday Store at the Kinsman center for families currently in shelter and families who are now on their own in the community. At the Holiday Store they are able to select unwrapped gift items (free of charge) for their children from new donated toys, clothing etc. Families are given an appointment time and number of gift selections based on family size. All the presents are wrapped, tagged and bagged for transport home to be hidden until Christmas morning.

HERE ARE SOME OF THE ITEMS WE NEED

For Kids: action figures, building sets & blocks, character toys & apparel, games, learning toys, movies, multicultural dolls, pretend play & dress up, trucks & cars, books, baby toys (2 months-36months), coats, slippers, socks & underwear, winter pajamas

Tweens (9-12 years) & Teens (13-18 years): ear buds/headphones, bath & beauty products, character toys & apparel, movies and music, nail polish sets, sports, journals, fleece throws

For Adults: make up sets, jewelry, movies and music, shaving kits, fleece throws, bath gel/lotion sets, towels/washcloths, twin sheets sets, kitchen linens/potholders, new pillows, pots & pans, cooking utensils, measuring cups & spoons, laundry baskets & detergent, cleaning products

A more complete list can be found on the St. Rita website Care and Share and Family Promise Pages at http://stritaparish.com/service/care-and-share.html and http://stritaparish.com/service/family-promise.html . For more information about Family Promise visit www.familypromisecle.org

ALSO NEEDED: Gift cards for Target, Walmart, Dollar General/Family Dollar, Payless Shoes, Giant Eagle, Dave’s Supermarket, Save A Lot, Fast Food Restaurants and gas cards.

Look for collection boxes by St. Mark’s Chapel and in the Gathering Area. Unwrapped gifts will be collected the weekends of December 2-3 and December 9-10. Volunteers from St. Rita will deliver the unwrapped gift items to the Kinsman Family Promise center on Saturday December 16th.

Call or email Kathy Lamancusa, 440-248-1058 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information, or if donation receipts are required.

Thank you for your continued generosity!

Click here for a more complete list of items needed.