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: games and puzzles especially learning toys, arts and craft supplies, outerwear, boots, socks, pajamas, sports, multicultural dolls, character toys and apparel.
For adults: kitchen basics, bath/beauty products, hand bags, fashion accessories, professional clothing, shaving kits, tool kits, watches, winter clothes, robes, slippers etc.
For more information about Family Promise visit www.familypromisecle.org
ALSO NEEDED: Gift cards for Giant Eagle, Dave’s Supermarket, Save A Lot, Walmart, Target, Dollar/General,Payless Shoes, and Fast Food Restaurants. Bus tickets and gas cards are also needed.
Look for collection boxes by St. Mark’s Chapel and in the Gathering Area. Unwrapped gifts will be collected the weekends of December 3-4 and December 10-11. Volunteers from St. Rita will deliver the unwrapped gift items to the Kinsman Family Promise center on Wednesday December 14.
Thank you for your continued generosity!
Click here for a more complete list of items needed.