This is a wonderful Christmas project we've been doing at St. Nicholas for many years. It's our way of reaching out to those less fortunate in our local community, and it truly gives us meaning in this busy season. Please pass the word around to others who might want to organize this for next year in their parishes. If you live close by and would like to join us, we can use lots of manpower. Just let Ed and Georgette know so they can be prepared. Samia.
Here is Ed’s letter:
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ:
Our St. Nicholas Kids’ Club Christmas program schedule for this year is as follows:
Thursday, December 10, 2009, 6:30 – 8:30 PM, Sort Clothes (Dinner Served)
Friday, December 11, 2009, 6:30 – 8:30 PM, Wrap Gifts and Decorate (Dinner Served)
Saturday, December 12, 2009, 7:00 AM – 12:00 Noon, Christmas Program
(Breakfast served to all in attendance)
We are asking for each of you reading this email to help make this a memorable day for the children and families that will be in attendance from our surrounding neighborhood. We will be distributing over 600 toys as well as clothes that have been donated by our parishioners and serving breakfast to all in attendance that day. We need help on each of the three days listed in the schedule above. This is an opportunity for you and your children to help serve the needs of our community. If you can’t be in attendance then we ask that you support us by making a financial contribution.