The St. Rose of Lima St. Vincent de Paul Conference continued with its Homeless Support Program with a collection of hooded sweatshirts for use by Family Services in their homeless/needy programs. Parish members from St. Rose, St. John, and St. Patrick donated slightly worn and new hooded sweatshirts towards this worthy cause. The collection ran during the month of November, and St. Patrick’s collection was extended through the middle of December.
A total of 216 sweatshirts, along with numerous hats/beanies, scarfs, and gloves were delivered to Family Services by the Conference. Close to 50 coats were also collected. Since the homeless shelter was not taking coats, only hoodies, the coats were taken to the SVDP Thrift Store where those who are in need of financial assistance can receive store vouchers for clothing. One free coat is included in that voucher.
Dan Weaver, St. Rose Conference president, said, “The members of the St. Rose of Lima SVDP Conference would like say thank you to all the parish members who donated to this noble cause. When we give to the poor, God indeed pours his love, peace and joy into our hearts, into our lives and into the hearts of those who are poor. God Bless You All!