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Knight’s Food Drive August 28 – for Sacred Heart Center

Hello Friends and Parishioners,

First, thank you for your wonderful support to make these food drives so successful!  Our July Food Drive for St. Peter Church Food Pantry resulted in a large amount of food and $500 in gift cards from Kroger for St. Peter Church. Fr. Maxwell Appiagyei, the new pastor at St. Peter, sent a warm letter thanking St. Bridget Parish for its generosity!   

Would you please help promote the upcoming Food Drive with your parish groups, Councils, committees, teams and families and friends?  The Food Drive this month will benefit the food pantry at the Sacred Heart Center and is on Saturday, August 28th.  

Please help this to be a success by promoting the food drive and contributions in your family, with friends, and St. Bridget groups and networks.

  1. Buy food and/or gift cards to contribute at the food drive
  2. Send the attached PDF to your family and friends
  3. Forward this email with your message to others with the image of the flyer (below)
  4. Ask your contacts to send the flyer or image on to others

Thanks for helping get the word out about the food drive.  Let’s make this the biggest food drive yet!Thank you very much!!!

Many thanks to you!!!!!

John

John K. McCulla

Another Successful Food Drive for St. Peter Catholic Church Outreach Pantry

Brothers,

Thanks for coming out to help with the Food Drive this Saturday.   Here are a couple of pics for another successful drive.  We collected a good amount of food and $500 in financial gifts.   

Brothers that were able to assist:  John Derry, Joe Philotti (sorry Joe for spelling), John VanderSyde, GK Bruce Slough, Bob Fout, Dan Geary, Mike Kozak, Steve Oswald, Ron Paquette, Doug Lynch, John McCulla.  Special thanks to Brother Greg Stivers for the generous use of his Food/Horse trailer.  We had some good fellowship and some good interaction with our parishioners. 

Please note August 28th as the tentative date for the next Food Drive. 

We sent the following thank you message to our parishioners:

Dear Parishioners,

Many thanks to all our parishioners for your generous contributions of food and gift cards this past weekend!  You have helped feed the many hungry and homeless served by St. Peter Catholic Church in the city. 

The collection resulted in a large amount of food and $500 in gift cards from Kroger for St. Peter Church.   The Knights of Columbus very much appreciate your commitment to helping the hungry in our community.  We thank the St. Bridget staff for helping to promote the food drive. 

For your calendar, the next food drive will be on Saturday, August 28th and will be for the Sacred Heart Center Food Pantry.  Please keep an eye out for the details! 

Blessings to all of you,

Fraternally,

John

John K. McCulla

Food Drive & Military Collection April 24 at 8:45 to 11:00 AM

Brother Knights,

In addition to our food drive on April 24 at 8:45 to 11:00 AM, we are going to collect items to create care packages for a military unit that will be deployed soon.  See the attached flyer for the items that are most requested by our men in women in uniform.

If you are able please help us in this special collection. It can be dropped off at the same time and place as our regular food drive which is being collected to help St. Peters Food pantry.

Ron Campbell

Food drive on April 24th at St Bridget to benefit St Peter Catholic Church

Hello Friends!

I hope you had a wonderful Easter! 

First, thank you for your wonderful support that is making these food drives so successful!  This past month for Commonwealth Catholic Charities was great, including 150 Easter Baskets! 

Would you please help promote the upcoming Food Drive with your parish groups and teams and families and friends?  The Food Drive this month will benefit the food pantry at the St. Peter Church and is on Saturday, April 24th.   Please note the earlier finish time at 11:00 am.

Please help this to be a success by promoting the food drive in your family, with friends, and St. Bridget groups and networks.

  1. Buy food and/or gift cards to contribute at the food drive
  2. Send the attached PDF to your family, friends, and School community
  3. Forward this email with your message to others with the image of the flyer (below)
  4. Ask your contacts to send the flyer or image on to others

A pdf is attached and also embedded below.

Thanks for helping get the word out about the food drive!  Let’s make this the biggest food drive yet!

Thank you very much!!!

St Briget Food Drive March 27th for CCC

Food Drive for Commonwealth Catholic Charities and Easter Baskets for Kids!

Drop-off Date:                  Saturday, March 27th between 8:45 am and 11:00 am
Location:                             In Front of St. Bridget Church

Please help others have enough food to eat!  This food drive will restock the food pantry at Commonwealth Catholic Charities which provides food to many needy in the community.  See their list of desired items below.  Gift cards from Kroger or Walmart are welcome, as are checks made out to CCC.

Also, please consider donating an Easter Basket for a child to enjoy on Easter Sunday.  Please prepare an Easter Basket as you would for one of your children or grandchildren – a little chocolate, a few eggs, a little gift, some green grass (you know how!  J).  You will brighten some child’s Easter!

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.

Food Items for Comm Catholic Charities
Peanut Butter

Assorted Soups
Assorted Canned Fruit
Canned Vegetables
Canned Beans
Cereals
Canned Chicken and Ham
Rice and Pasta
Canned Sauces
Granola/Protein Bars 

Easter Baskets

Sample Recipe:
Start with an Easter Basket 
Fill with green grass
Add a few plastic eggs
Add some chocolate bunnies
Add some “Peeps”
Add a small gift  
Bring on Saturday!   

March Food Drive for Catholic Charities

Hello Friends!

First, thank you for your wonderful support that is making these food drives so successful!  This past month for Sacred Heart Center was great!

Would you please help promote the upcoming Food Drive with your parish groups and teams and families and friends?  The Food Drive this month will benefit the food pantry at the Commonwealth Catholic Charities and is on Saturday, March 27th.  We’ve also asked parishioners to consider donating an Easter Basket – fun! 

Please help this to be a success by promoting the food drive in your family, with friends, and St. Bridget groups and networks.

  1. Buy food and/or gift cards to contribute at the food drive
  2. Send the attached PDF to your family and friends
  3. Forward this email with your message to others with the image of the flyer (below)
  4. Ask your contacts to send the flyer or image on to others

A pdf is attached and also embedded below.

Thanks for helping get the word out about the food drive!  Let’s make this the biggest food drive yet!

Thank you very much!!!

John

John K. McCulla

804-306-2488

jkmcculla@comcast.net

Thank you from Sacred Heart Center

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Dear Knights of Columbus Council 5476,

Thank you for helping Sacred Heart Center Keep Our Programs Running! 
We are grateful for your donation of $40.00 on 2/27/2021. Your gift allows us to serve our community at this overwhelming time in all of our lives. We keep you and your families in our thoughts and prayers daily.

I continue to be humbled by our community’s resilience and strength, in spite of all of the difficulties that face us. Because of you –  all of our friends, supporters, volunteers, staff, partners, and our program participants, we remain standing – seguimos parados.

The Sacred Heart Center community has done as the palm trees do – las palmeras – bending in the wind, but we do not break. Nearly all of our programs have been moved to a virtual format. In spite of the challenges with this, we still have hundreds of community members participating in educational and youth programs, many times while continuing to work on the front lines of the pandemic, navigating online learning with their children, and/or learning new technology.  Also, we have been providing critical basic needs support to families, serving thousands with food and financial assistance.

We plan on continuing to offer virtual options for our educational classes once we are able to safely come back to the classroom, to serve even more people who may not be able to come to the Center in person! In addition, we are excited to share that our satellite location is now open at St. Augustine’s Catholic Church in Chesterfield County, and we hope to expand our offerings there in 2021.

On behalf of our program participants, staff, and Board, thank you for believing in our vision of a Richmond that embraces each other in our shared humanity. That vision is now, MORE THAN EVER, dear and important, especially while we are apart. We look forward to the day when we can all be together again, in the safe, welcoming space that is Sacred Heart Center.

De todo corazón

Tanya Gonzalez
Executive Director

Our Contact Information
Sacred Heart Center
1400 Perry Street
Richmond, VA 23224
804-230-4399
http://shcrichmond.org

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Results from Sacred Heart Food drive in February

Brothers,

Thank you all for a very productive food drive today for the Sacred Heart Center!  What a great response from our parishioners – so generous!  In spite of the rain, this appeared to be the most food collected yet!

Special thanks to Greg Stivers for the use of his trailer again – it is so very helpful!  And thank you to the brothers that braved the rain and cold (not too bad!):Augie, Frank, Gene, Mike W., Rick, Ron P., Mike C., Bob, John V., Doug, Wayne, and Bruce. 

Here are a couple of pics from the drop-off with some of the SHC volunteers.  Fr. Shay is very thankful!

More information to come on our next Food Drive tentatively scheduled for the end of March

Sacred Heart Center Food Drive 02-27-21

Hello, Brothers! 

Our next Food Drive is this Saturday, February 27th from 8:45 to 12 Noon.  The Food Drive will benefit the food pantry at the Sacred Heart Center. 

The table below shows the brothers that have indicated they will be there to help at the Food Drive.  If I’ve missed your reply, my apologies. 

Of course all brothers are welcome!  Many hands make light work, and the fraternity we share is . . . priceless! 

The second shift will deliver the food to the Sacred Heart Center right after the Food Drive finishes at Noon. 

Please help this to be a success by promoting the food drive in your family, with friends, and St. Bridget groups and networks.

  1. Buy food and/or gift cards to contribute at the food drive
  2. Send the attached PDF to your family and friends
  3. Forward this email with your message to others with the image of the flyer (below)
  4. Ask your contacts to send the flyer or image on to others

A pdf is attached and also embedded below.

Thanks for helping get the word out about the food drive!  Let’s make this the biggest food drive yet!

Thank you very much!!!

Volunteers Needed – Food Drive Saturday 9/26/20

Good morning, Brothers,

The Food Drive for St. Peter’s Church Food Pantry is this Saturday.  Please help spread the word this week!

Also, we need a few more brothers to help.  Please see the highlighted roles in the table below.  Let me know where you want to help!

Many thanks for your generous donation of time and food, men!

Fraternally, John

John K. McCulla

6 Clarke Road, Richmond, VA 23226

804-306-2488

jkmcculla@comcast.net