Holiday Outreach 2021

Posted on November 02, 2021

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CHRISTMAS GIFT CARDS FOR KIDS 2021

WHAT:

We are collecting $25 Target or Walmart gift cards to give to local parents who have signed up in the Food Pantry to buy gifts for their children under 18. Last year we helped 86 children from 27 families. 

HOW TO HELP:

You may either buy the gift cards yourself and return them to Seton or contribute money and we will purchase the cards.  Send a check made out to Seton Parish, cash, or give through GiveCentral but be sure to note that it is for “GIFT CARDS FOR KIDS”.  Cash, checks, or gift cards may also be returned in the collection baskets at Mass or returned weekdays in the Church office.

WHEN:

GIFT CARDS WILL BE DISTRIBUTED TO FAMILIES THE FIRST WEEK OF DECEMBER SO DONATIONS OR GIFT CARDS NEED TO BE RETURNED BY NOVEMBER 30. 
 

           Questions: Call Susan Bixby 410 721-8724 or email wwbixby@comcast.net 


MARIAN HOUSE 2021 HOLIDAY OUTREACH CAMPAIGN

WHAT:

Due to COVID-19/Delta Variant, our Marian House Holiday Outreach Campaign will be the same as 2020.  To continue our tradition of giving to Marian House residents, alternate giving options of financial donations and gift cards have been chosen.  Marian House Staff will purchase the gifts using resident Christmas wish lists, as well as purchasing gifts for all the residents to enjoy.  We need to start the campaign earlier than usual to allow Marian House Staff time to shop. 

HOW TO HELP:

  1. Financial donation – Use Give Central to designate any amount to Marian House.  You can also write a check (made out to Seton Parish) or put cash in an envelope with designation “Marian House” and mail, bring in to the office, or put in the collection basket.  
  2. Gift Cards – Purchase Walmart, Target, or Amazon gift cards in any amount.  Place them in an envelope in the collection basket or hand deliver/ mail to Seton Parish..  Be sure to designate “Marian House” and the amount of the card.    

WHEN: 

RETURN GIFT CARDS OR DONATIONS BY SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 28.

Questions:  Contact Barbara Groont at  auntbipp@aol.com or (202) 257-3393


ST. GREGORY’S SENIOR CITIZEN GIFTS

WHAT:

We will be providing ROBES for 68 senior citizens at St. Gregory’s in Baltimore (53 females and 15 males).  As in the past you may add toiletries or slipper socks.  Gifts should be packaged in gift bags.  Your gift will likely be the only one these individuals receive.  

HOW TO HELP: 

  1. There will be a table in the Narthex on November 13/14 and November 20/21 where you can obtain a name of a senior citizen. 
  2. Contact either Marianne Cernosek at 410 721-7578 or cernosek@verizon.net or Pat O’Berry at 240 687-0015 or patriciamob75@aol.com by November 21 to obtain a name of a senior citizen. 
  3. Send a check made out to Seton Parish or enclose cash in an envelope marked “Senior Citizen Gifts” and we will shop for you.

WHEN: 

Gifts may be returned before or after Mass to  the Parish Center on Nov. 27/28 or Dec.4/5,  or on Mon. or Wed. after Thanksgiving,(Nov. 29, Dec. 1,6, 8, between 10-12:30 to the Parish Center. 
 


SPRING GROVE HOSPITAL GIFTS

WHAT:

We will provide Christmas gifts for male residents at Spring Grove Hospital Center in Baltimore . 

HOW TO HELP: 

This season’s request is MEN’S socks, jeans, sweatshirts, or sweatpants in in S,M,L, XL-4XL.  Clothing must be without cords or ties.  Playing cards, word find books, and sketch pads also appreciated.  All donated items must be NEW and UNWRAPPED.  

WHEN:

Return donated items in bins marked  “Spring Grove” located in the Parish Center before or after Mass on Nov. 27/28, Dec. 4/5, or Dec. 11/12 or on Mon or Wed. after Thanksgiving , Nov. 29, Dec. 1, 6, or 8 between 10-12:30.


ADOPT -A-FAMILY

WHAT:

This is our annual Adopt-a-Family outreach to children in our sister parish, St. Gregory the Great.  

HOW TO HELP:

You provide wrapped gifts of clothing and toys to children in the families ($40-$50 per child) and include a gift card for Giant food store.  The families have between 1-4 children, from toddlers- 12 yrs.

WHEN: 

Wrapped gifts should be brought to the Parish Center outside the youth room from Monday through Friday from 9-4 and before and after weekend Masses between Nov. 22-Dec. 12.

To sponsor a family call Maureen and Bill Sapero at (410)721-9163 or msapero1@verizon.net or Linda Sarkis 410 693-2935 or sarkis.linda@gmail.com.  They will provide you with information needed for a family.   


CHRISTMAS MEALS

WHAT: 

We will provide a Christmas meal and gift card for turkey or ham to 68 St. Gregory’s senior citizens and 100 local families coming to the Food Pantry in December.  

HOW TO HELP: 

Pack a REUSABLE bag with items listed below and include a check for $20 if you are able. 

WHEN:

Bring meals to the Parish Center Mon. or Wed.  10-12:30 on Nov. 29, Dec. 1, 6, or 8 or bring before or after Mass Nov. 27/28, or Dec. 4/5 to the Parish Center. 

        Christmas Meal Bag:

   1 lg. mashed potatoes (12 servings)       3 vegetables

   1 lg. sweet potatoes (40 oz)                     2 pk/ cans gravy

   1 lg. or 2 small stuffing (12 servings)      1 evaporated milk

   1 Christmas confection (cookies /candy) 2 mac ‘n cheese

  Questions:   Susan Bixby wwbixby@comcast.net or 410-721-8724  

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