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Charities Committee

Mission:

To donate our time and talent to help bridge the needs of our community through various drives and activities.

Activities:

The Charities Committee sponsors four blood drives yearly for the American Red Cross. They also maintain food collection containers located in the entrances of the church. Donations are taken by the committee to St. Anthony Family Shelter for distribution to the needy. Fall and Holiday food drives are conducted at the school and church. The Charities Committee also sponsors the Lenten food drive. Donated items from all three food drives are delivered by committee members to Catholic Charities “Our Daily Bread” Food Pantry. “Summer Harvest” benefits a number of charities, including St. Anthony Family Shelter, Guadalupe Clinic, Gerard House, Birthline, Harbor House, Dear Neighbor Ministries, Center of Hope, A Better Choice, and Our Daily Bread Food Pantry. Committee members pick up bakery items donated by Dillon’s at 13th and Tyler every Tuesday and Thursday. The food is delivered to the Guadalupe Clinic/Food Pantry to benefit the working poor and unemployed.