The Social Action Ministry of Our Lady of the Assumption organizes food drives and outreach to those in need. They host a fundraising breakfast twice a year, one in the Fall and another in the Spring. The committee meets on the second Wednesday of the month in the Rectory Meeting Room.
The Social Action Angel Tree Campaign will begin THIS WEEKEND, November 6/7. The Christmas tree will be set up in the vestibule in
the Center Road Church only this year with the angels. On the front of the paper angel will be the age and gender of the child and the
specific gift needed (if requested). On the back will be the date we need the presents returned in a holiday gift bag.
This year, we need the gifts returned by Sunday, December 5th. Be sure to attach the paper angel to the gift bag! There are seven organizations in and around the Woodbridge/New Haven area with needy children and families who will receive our donations. They include families in Our Lady of the Assumption parish, All Saints Catholic Academy, Woodward-Ross School and Clinton Avenue School in New Haven, teacher wishes from St. Martin de Porres Academy in New Haven, children from St. John’s Parish/School in West Haven and families from BH Care in Ansonia.
Sorting will take place on Thursday, December 9 from 6 to 8 P.M., on Friday, December 10 at 9:30 A.M. and on Sunday, December 12
from 9 to 11 A.M. We would greatly appreciate any donation you can make in the form of a check made out to SAC/Angel Tree. Please contact Anne McDonnell (203-393-3164), Nancy Slugaski (203-828-6273) or Gale Tirrell (203- 393-2489) with any questions. THANK YOU!
Good Samaritan Packs
For I was hungry, and you gave me food, I was thirsty, and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me.
The Social Action Committee is sponsoring an ongoing project “Good Samaritan Packs” to distribute some basic necessities to the homeless that often stand at exit ramps or street corners. If you could fill a gallon size plastic bag with some of the following items, it would be a wonderful help to this endeavor. Some suggestions include:
-a bottle of water or a juice box
-a $5 gift certificate to Subway, or nutrition bar, or small packaged chips, cookies
-small hand sanitizer
-toothbrush, toothpaste, floss
-sample soap, shampoo
-disposable facial mask
-pair of socks
A special marked container will be located in the church foyer for your generous donations starting the weekend of September 18. We invite parishioners to take some packs to distribute to the homeless if you encounter someone on a street corner or highway ramp. Thank you for your help in advance.