Fourth Annual Coat Drive extended one more week
Posted on October 20, 2017
COAT DRIVE EXTENDED ONE MORE WEEK! Thank you to all who have donated such great winter wear items! Most of the items donated were clean and in near perfect condition; some of you went out and purchased brand new items for which we are most thankful. We truly appreciated your bringing in such nice items. The donations which were ready to go, some 8 garbage size bagfuls, were taken to St. Theresa in Ashburn for their Bountiful Harvest program last weekend for those in need. The staff at St. Theresa was thrilled to receive. While Loudoun County is considered a very wealthy area, there are many areas with true poverty, so these donations will help so many people.
For the remaining donations, we will be identifying another parish which has parishioners or neighbors who could use some warm clothing. Please get your donations in by Tuesday, November 7th. God bless!
The winter weather wear collection will begin on Monday, October 2nd and end Tuesday, October 31st. We are doing this a month earlier this year. We accept coats, gloves, hats, scarves, snowsuits and winter wear for all age groups. We ask that you please donate only clean and in good condition items. We want to donate what we ourselves would be happy to receive. We have had such wonderful donations in the past, but we want to emphasize the items need to be washed or dry cleaned (Zips is cheap!) before giving to our less fortunate neighbors. Of course we also love to receive new items! There will be boxes in the entry and hallway of the school, and some of our students will be helping collect the items from each classroom.
Last year we took our fantastic donations to St. James the Greater Catholic Church in West Virginia – they were simply overwhelmed with your generosity. This year we may team up, as we did 2 years ago, with St. Theresa Catholic Church in Ashburn as part of their very well organized Divine Mercy Outreach Program. Thank you in advance and may this be a wonderful year for St. Ambrose School.