Outreach Christmas Collection 2023
November 20, 2023
Outreach once again partnered with the Ridley School District Holiday Help Drive and Fair Acres Geriatric Center to share our generosity this upcoming Christmas. Our parish exceeds expectations in our generous giving and we hope this Christmas season is no different. Collecting items in the front pews of the nave throughout November till the first week of December.
Ridley School District Holiday Help Drive
Help keep our young learners warm! We will be collecting coats and hoodies.
- Student ages and sizes range from kindergarten to high school senior
- A variety of sizes and styles are needed (children to adult sizes)
- Many older students in middle and high school do not like to wear coats to school, so sweatshirts and hoodies are needed just as much as coats.
Advice from the Ridley School District-Director of Pupil Services, “kids love Ridley gear!” The Locker is a great place to buy Ridley gear, located at the Ridley High School. You can also order online at https://thelocker.biz/. The Uniform Store on McDade Blvd in Folsom also carries Ridley gear. Kids seem to like and enjoy Ridley stuff the most... alongside Philly sports teams of course!
Many seniors experience holiday loneliness, our neighbors at Fair Acres have shared the following list of items that are frequently requested and used by residents and just might brighten their Christmas to receive.
- Large numbered battery-operated clocks
- Coloring books/crayons/markers
- Large print word search or crossword puzzle books
- Writing paper, cards and postage stamps
- Elastic waist sleep pants/cotton or flannel
- Magnifiers – handheld & Reading glasses (cheaters) any RX
- Clip earrings, long necklaces, magnetic bracelets
- Flavorings for water
- Cardigans or shawls with pockets & zip sweatshirts with hoods (machine washable)
- Sweatpants and sweatshirts, especially 1X, 2X 3X and up
- Slippers or slipper socks, any size ( must have closed backs and be non-slip)
- Earbuds (earphones)
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