January Share Sunday Request
January's Share Sunday returned a total of 450 pounds of food, paper goods, and household goods! Thanks STA parish family! Please consider bringing a Share Sunday donation with you next weekend, as with all first weekends here at STA! This week our STA Boy Scout Troop 232’s Scouting for Food Drive kick-off. Senior Patrol Leader Nicolas Migliaccio will be coordinating the Scouts with handing out bags for their drive, to be collected next weekend, February 4th and 5th. Last year between the two events, our parish donated 1925 lbs. of food, paper goods and household goods. Our parish family truly supported both events, and made a great contribution to our neighbors in need! If you are able, in addition to your Share Sunday donation, please place items you would like to donate for the Scouts' drive in the Scouting for Food bag that you receive this weekend and bring them back with you to Mass next weekend. The bags will be collected at the doors of the church by the Boy Scouts (Please ask for assistance if you need help carrying the bags from your car). Just a friendly reminder, donations are being accepted at every Mass and event here at STA. Please help any way you can! Interested in Scouting? Contact Scoutmaster Anthony Migliaccio at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Holiday Spirit of Giving: Share Sunday Weekend
November's Share Sunday returning 400 pounds of food, paper goods, and household goods! The need for these donations is ongoing and real. In the Holiday spirit of giving, please consider bringing a donation with you to Mass next week. It will truly be looked at as a gift to families in need. The donations from our STA family are anticipated and greatly appreciated. The little effort donating to a food pantry takes is well worth the personal satisfaction that helping returns. Help any way you can! We can all make a difference to a family and neighbor in need this holiday season. As with all first Sundays of the month, please place the items you would like to donate in the Share Sunday bin in the narthex of St. Thomas Church
October Share Sunday Results
October's Shar.e Sunday returned a total of 425 pounds of food, paper goods, and household goods! These donations came at a time when our local pantry had very low reserves. October's donations gave immediate assistance to our neighbors in need! With next week being our November Share Sunday weekend, please consider donating if you can, or consider sending in a donation with your child or grandchild to Religious Education. Every item counts! Just a friendly reminder, donations are being accepted at every Mass and event here at STA. Please help in any way you can!
September Share Sunday Results
Our September Share Sunday donations returned 425 pounds of food, paper goods and household goods. Another great month of donations from our STA family! Next weekend is our October Share Sunday weekend. If you are able to share, please bring a donation with you to Mass and place it in the Share Sunday bin in the Church narthex. Every item makes a difference! As our children start up a new year of Faith Formation and Pre-K, it can prove to be a great opportunity to have them feel that they are participating in sharing by donating on their own. Please consider to place a non-perishable item in your child or grandchild's hand on their way out the door to class. You will be placing much more than a donation into their hands. Let's have our children share in the satisfaction that helping returns. Just a friendly reminder, donations are accepted at every Mass and event. Please donate if you can!
September Share Sunday Request
August's Share Sunday returned 425 pounds of food, paper goods, and household goods. The need for these donations is ongoing and real. While making a donation delivery, I was told by the Harrisburg United Methodist Church Food Pantry Coordinator, Pat Miller, that there are new families being helped each week. These are families that would have never thought that they would ever need the assistance of a food pantry ... families just like yours and mine. The HUMC Pantry is a small pantry that frequently runs short on donations needed to help local families. Please take a moment to "like" them on Facebook in order to keep up with their needs as well as to become aware of all the help and support they provide to our communities shared within their FB postings. September's Share Sunday is next weekend (9/3 & 9/4). If possible, please bring a donation with you to Mass and share in the satisfaction that helping returns. Each month I listen to the experiences and challenges of the coordinators of the pantries that we suport. Their need is great, and for a greater good. Hearing about the struggles that the pantries face inspires me to reach out inot our STA family to adopt a spirit of giving. Every items makes a difference. Through our parish efforts, we can all help families in need just like our own. Please donate if you can!
On the first Sunday of each month, our parish collects food, paper goods, and household items which are distributed to local food pantries. This need is real and ongoing. We encourage all of our parishioners to donate the staple supplies requested: canned meats (fish, beef stew, sausage, etc), rice, pasta, spaghetti sauce, macaroni and cheese, canned vegetables and fruit, soups with meat, breakfast foods, including coffee, as well as laundry detergent, toilet paper and paper plates. Please be sure to check the expiration dates on all food items. The donated items are to be placed in the blue bin in the narthex of St. Thomas on the first Sunday of each month. Anyone wanting information on contributions or needing help with how to coordinate a food drive in their office or community can contact the Share Sunday Coordinator.
For more information contact: Ray Haywood.