This is the clip art we used on the flyer to announce our Keep Them Warm coat drive for the children at Southern View School. What you see below are the real pictures of the results so far of our efforts!
Our drive is only three weeks old and in that time we have collected and delivered twenty coats, over 200 pairs of socks, 200 pair of gloves, countless hats plus the shoes and boots you see in the picture and we are still going strong. While the numbers of gloves and socks sound like a lot, we all know how children lose things! We are going to keep up our drive throughout the winter to replace lost gloves. Full confession: I never spend more than $2.00 on a pair of gloves because I always lose them. Always. I have every sympathy in the world for the child who loses his or her gloves!
If you are not a member of Holy Family you can still donate to our drive. Simply give your donation to a member or –better yet!—drop it by Holy Family before 4:30 p.m. Mass on any Saturday. We will gratefully accept your donation on behalf of the children.
On another note, I would like to wish you a Happy New Liturgical Year! And Happy Advent. I love the deep blues and violets of this season. I love the candlelight, I love singing “O Come O Come Emmanuel” and I love how the Scripture builds leading us into Christmas. I hope you, too, celebrate the things you love about Advent as you go about making your preparations for Christmas. Come celebrate Advent with us at Holy Family, we would love to have you be part of our family!