Charity & Justice

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Angel Tree
Blood Drive
Clothing & Household Items Drive
Dads that Do
Food Pantries
Habitat for Humanity
Midnight Run
Redirect Christmas
Soup Kitchens
Thanksgiving Dinner Drive

 

Angel Tree
This Christmas gift collection begins with stars (with gender, age and sizes) on a tree in the back of the church for parishioners to take and shop for personalized gifts. A parish committee then sorts delivers the presents to the local organizations and agencies for distribution. All parishioners encouraged to participate.
CONTACT: Parish Office 834-1220

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Blood Drive
Volunteers coordinate blood collection with a local hospital twice annually. This 40-year tradition is named the Joe Vandernoot Blood Drive in honor of a lifelong supporter.
CONTACT: Joe DiBuono 834-1220

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Clothing & Household Items Drive
Twice a year, clothes are collected for the resale shop at the Little Sisters of the Assumption in Harlem. Parishioners donate gently used or new clothes at the cafeteria on a designated weekend. Help is always welcomed to sort the clothing and load the van. Every fall, gently used household items are collected for redistribution through local organizations. Help your neighbor and help the cycle of reuse and recycle! Become a part of this event by donating and/or by helping to sort and deliver.
CONTACT: Sheryl McSherry 834-1220

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Dads That Do
Dads that Do is a program for dads and their children (of all ages) to perform works of service in the community.
CONTACT: Jeff Boron 834-1220

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Food Pantries
Our parish collects packaged food for three pantries on an ongoing basis: the Larchmont/Mamaroneck Hunger Task Force, an interfaith food pantry in Mamaroneck for neighbors in need (teens welcomed for packing groceries and distributing with parents); HOPE in New Rochelle (check with Anne Avenius for current volunteer needs); and Mother Teresa’s at Queen of Peace in New York City (distribution there every Tuesday and Wednesday mornings; John Fueurbach for info). Volunteers needed to pick up and deliver the donated food; for sorting and filling bags at the various sites; to welcome people and distribute bags of groceries. Young parishioners are also encouraged to bring food donations to the altar during the 10:30 Family Mass each Sunday. Older parishioners are reminded to drop donations off at the door in the way into Mass. Please check the bulletin for suggested items each week.
CONTACT: John Feuerbach (M.T’s) or Anne Avenius (HOPE) 834-1220

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Habitat for Humanity
Parishioners join together to assist Habitat for Humanity of Westchester. Groups from the parish have helped to build homes in Mount Vernon, Yonkers and Mamaroneck. Teens to senior citizens of the parish have participated. All are welcome!
CONTACT: Anne Avenius 835-2776

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Midnight Run
This organization ministers to the unsheltered homeless in New York City. Each month, in cooperation with other area churches, our parishioners bring food, clothing, and toiletries to these people. Volunteers are needed to help in ways large and small, buying food, packing it, making phone calls, sorting clothing, driving to the city, etc. For more information on Midnight Run and Midnight Run Soup click here.
CONTACT: Nina Cuddy 833-0202

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Redirect Christmas
A subcommittee of the Parish Council chooses a national and an international organization every year to receive donations at Christmastime; parishioners are asked to contribute to these organizations instead of giving traditional Christmas gifts to family and friends. Nominations for charities are solicited through the parish bulletin in the fall.
CONTACT: Parish Office 834-1220

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Soup Kitchens
Since the late 1970s, our parish has been participating in the work of Mother Teresa’s Queen of Peace Soup Kitchen. Every Saturday, two or three volunteers or a family group pick up packaged food left at the church and bring it to Mother Teresa’s Soup Kitchen in the South Bronx (also see Food Pantries).
The parish gardeners also contribute produce to the HOPE Soup Kitchen behind St. Gabriel’s in New Rochelle. Call to bring produce from your own garden or to volunteer to cook or serve at a soup kitchen.
CONTACT: John Feuerbach (M.T’s) or Anne Avenius (HOPE) 834-1220

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Thanksgiving Dinner Drive
Each November, parishioners prepare cooked meals for families in need. Please sign up in the weeks before Thanksgiving on posters in the church to bring complete dinners or individual dishes on Thanksgiving morning prior to the 9:30am Thanksgiving Mass. After the Mass, teen and adult volunteers distribute the meals to families and agencies. We provide about 500 meals a year through local agencies.
CONTACT: Anne Avenius 834-1220

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Religious Ed Program

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The Year at a Glance

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Volunteer to help

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