Greetings St. Thomas’s!
Pastoral Care is continuing to provide help to the Tarbiyah School, which reaches out to individuals with needs in our community. Your generosity to Tarbiyah over the Christmas Season was beyond expectation and the school’s administration was so grateful and appreciative for the love expressed through the donations by St. Thomas parishioners.
We are asking for your kindness again. Kohl’s has offered us a 30% discount and Jill Jensen is meeting one of the Tarbiyah teachers tomorrow to purchase clothing.
The following list was sent to us and reflects the needs of those in shelters. (I have heard that Colgate toothpaste and deodorant are $1 at ACME….)
- Blankets and Towels (these do not need to be new, but should be clean and in good condition)
- Diapers and wipes
- Toiletries (soap, toothpaste, tooth brush, shampoo, body wash, deodorants)
- Recently a family who used to take meals from our school had their house burned down completely due to an electric short circuit. Thank God all the 3 girls, their parents, and grandparents were safe and no one sustained an injury, however they are displaced. I was thinking perhaps if clothing can be arranged for them – girls are 7 years, 6 years, and 3 years.
A collection box will be placed outside the parish office starting tomorrow until Tuesday, February 23, 2021.
Thank you for any items you feel you can donate.
Blessings to all, Pastoral Care