Helping Hands

Quarterly Appeals

This group works hard to bring food to those who are in need.  They gather specific food items for St. Joseph's Hospitality Centre and gather donations for the St. Vincent de Paul Society on a quarterly basis.  They have volunteers who receive food donations before and after specific weekend Masses, packers and delivery people.  They are always happy to welcome any additional helping hands!  Please contact Jim Cookson for more information.

Christmas Project

The Helping Hands Christmas project has many aspects to it.  They prepare a giving tree hung with cards for children who are in need.  Parishioners may choose a card and place an unwrapped toy beneath the tree suitable for the child described.  Families can donate food to the general food drive or provide a complete hamper for a family.  Parishioners may also sponsor a family and provide both food and gifts for a family in need.  This group includes volunteers who use financial donations to shop for food and gifts for families, volunteers who sort and organize donations and volunteers who deliver hampers.  They are always happy to see new volunteers!  Please contact Mary-Catherine Bishop if you are interested in getting involved.