Food Drive for Commonwealth Catholic Charities! and Blackwell School Christmas Dinners!
Drop-off Date: Saturday, December 12th between 8:45 am and 12 Noon Location: St. Bridget School Parking Lot
Please help others have enough food to eat! This food drive will help restock the food pantry at Commonwealth Catholic Charities which provides food to many needy in the community. See their list of desired items below.
We also ask you to consider donating Christmas Dinner groceries for families at Blackwell School. Please assemble the requested items below and place in a shopping bag marked for Blackwell School.
When you arrive, the Knights will collect your food and Christmas Dinner contributions from the trunk of your car. Thank you very much for your generosity! Please call John McCulla at 804-306-2488 with any questions.
Dear Reverend Monsignor Carr, Dr. Clift, clergy, and all the wonderful staff of St. Bridget Church and School,
We at your Knights of Columbus Council 5476, wish to thank all of you for the tremendous support of the Coats for Kids drive you provided, last week. For all your efforts (getting the word out during Mass, the email and bulletin blasts, permission to put collection bins for the week on Snowball, and the many other things you did unheralded), please know that the drive was a complete success and the community at large will benefit.
Parishioners and school parents really were true heroes too. I was overwhelmed by not just the number of coats, but the quality of the jackets, sweaters and other articles of clothing people freely gave.
So how did we all do?
It turns out our faith community shattered the record of coats collected since 1988. They estimate we turned in 1300-1500 coats throughout the week. The largest drop off in history prior to this was 700, when another school contributed to the drive.We have been asked to help them again, next year, and with your permission and blessing, we will do so.
This has been truly great for the kids and their financially distressed parents who will benefit from these efforts.
Thanks to all of you, we truly gave the Gift of Warmth to many this year.