July, 2015

The St. Mary’s Outreach Ministry continues to extend a helping hand to those in need. Our activities this month included the following:

outreach1Our fantastic St. Mary’s women rose to the challenge of donating at least one nicer ladies outfit to the Women’s Ca-reer Clothing Drive to benefit single mothers. This will help turn their lives around by preparing to “dress for suc-cess” in their search for a new job or by starting a new program. Over $2,000 worth of this clothing was donated to Family Renew of Daytona Beach to disburse to residents and program participants. Pants suits, blouses, dress casual trousers, sports shirts, beautiful dresses, sweaters, wraps, scarves, costume jewelry, shoes, purses and work clothing of all sorts was donated. The Program Director, Laurie was delighted. Any clothing not utilized will be further within the Family Renew Network. Family Renew is a 20-church Charity to benefit children and families in the Daytona and Ormond Beach area.

For the second year in a row, we are currently collecting for the Teacher’s Wish List program to benefit the teachers and children of the Turi T. Small Elementary School here in South Daytona. The Outreach Ministry is requesting boxes of tissue, hand wipes, hand sanitizer, dry erase markers, 3 x 5 index cards, 8.5 x 11 copier paper, new or gently used headsets for computer equipment, zip lock bags of all sizes. The collection will continue until August 17th.

The HUM Bridge of Hope (meals kitchen) and the Food Pantry items for the month of August: Canned tuna, canned chicken, SPAM, canned Ham, jams, jellies and peanut butter.outreach2

Baby Collection for the August-September timeframe. Look for the crib which will be erected and located in Palmer Hall. Please place all things for baby – clothing, diapers, disposable bottles, socks, shoes, booties, pacifiers, mobiles, stuff animals and baby linen/blankets. Clothing items can be new or used, laundered of course. The Rockabye Baby Collection will be taking place from August 10th- to September 17th.

Respectfully submitted,
Deb Konkos


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