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Give Back Sunday

 

Give Back Sunday

Give Back Sunday

We are called to share our gifts, time, and talents with each other and service is a beautiful way to do just that!  Give Back Sunday, is an opportunity to serve our community by supporting various organizations. Stay tuned for our next collection and thank you for your generosity.

November 2021 Collection - Halloween Candy 

Drop off your Halloween candy or toothbrushes/toothpaste the weekend of November 6-7, 2021

Join them for the sorting/bagging party on Sunday, November 21, 2021 at 12 pm (will be outside so dress appropriately)

Two years ago, parishioners donated over 330 pounds (and counting) of Halloween candy, toothbrushes and toothpaste for our friends at Casa de los Pobres (House of the Poor) in Mexico to be distributed at Christmas.  This was then combined with donations from other parishes and Catholic schools around the county and right before Thanksgiving several parishioners sorted and organized these donations to create over 7,000 goodie bags for our friends in Tijuana. To learn more about Casa de los Pobres click on the link below or to contact Caroline via email (click icon below) or phone at 858.761.7744

  

December 2021 Collection - Christmas

Give Back Sunday

Drop off your donations the weekend of December 4-5, 2021 

Last year, parishioners donated enough items to create over 50 Christmas Food Baskets for local families. The baskets were given to Community Christian Service Agency (CCSA). We also helped CCSA with their back-to-school backpack drive by donating over 60 backpacks filled with school supplies and four red bins of loose school supplies.

This Christmas we will team up with CCSA again, but no shopping on your part required.  We are asking for your financial donations only - donate online to the Give Back Sunday collection or provide a check with Christmas Program in the memo line. All donations will be used to provide gift cards to families in Clairemont and to the homeless in Pacific Beach.

The mission of CCSA, an ecumenical Christian agency, is to provide emergency services to individuals and families in need in San Diego County, including food, clothing, and referrals, and where practical, counseling to assist in their transition to self-reliance.  To learn more about CCSA click on the icons below. 

Give Back Sunday

July Collection 2021 - Back to School program

Thank you for your generosity; we collected over 60 backpacks for local students.

Join us again by donating school supplies again this year to local students in our Back to School program sponsored by Community Christian Service Agency (CCSA). Collect school supplies for a K-2 student or a 3rd-9th grade student. Two years ago St. B's donated over 60 backpacks filled with school supplies and four big red bins of loose school supplies.  

The mission of CCSA, an ecumenical Christian agency, is to provide emergency services to individuals and families in need in San Diego County, including food, clothing, and referrals, and where practical, counseling to assist in their transition to self-reliance.  To learn more about CCSA click on the icons below. 

June Collection - Migrant Shelter Program

Thank you for your generosity; we collected over three truckloads of clothes, personal items and toys.

Catholic Charities of San Diego (CCSD) has opened a short-term shelter in Kearney Mesa for refugees arriving from Central and South America seeking asylum in the US.  These families have sponsors in the US and are staying in San Diego briefly, until they arrange transportation. Most of these people arrive with minimal possessions, and are in need of the basic necessities.  There are also children of all ages who need simple toys or games to play with while in the shelter. 

Donations are needed of the following items:

  • Men’s and Women’s Clothing (new or gently used and cleaned)—Sweatpants, leggings, stretch pants, t-shirts, sweatshirts, sweaters, athletic shoes, flip flops, slip-on shoes, crocs, pajamas (top and pants/shorts only)
  • Infant, Toddler’s, and Children’s Clothing—onesies, pants, shirts, sweatshirts, athletic shoes, flip flops, crocs, pajamas
  • Toys for Children—small toys, stuffed animals, sticker books (no coloring books, markers, pens, crayons, or anything needing batteries)
  • Other Amenities—toiletries (toothbrushes, toothpaste, lotion, hair brushes, combs, deodorant) and backpacks

Volunteers are also needed at the shelter:

Volunteers can chaperone guests around the hotel, prepare or serve snacks and water, help guests select clothing, check on guests in their rooms daily, pick up prescriptions at local pharmacies, or accompany guests to the airport to help them through TSA. Sign up here to serve.

The mission of Catholic Charities Diocese of San Diego exists to exemplify the scriptural values of mercy and hospitality by Witnessing the gospel message contained in “Matthew 25:“; to advocate for a just society by Calling individuals and institutions to action on behalf of the poor, the vulnerable and the marginalized; and to acknowledge the sacredness of the human person by Accompanying those we serve on their journey toward achieving their full potential as persons created in the image and likeness of God.

July 2019 Collection - Care Packages for the Military  

Parishioners joined the Capodanno Society in collecting about $1,500 worth of supplies (including toiletries, snacks, books, Catholic items, and more) which were shipped to four separate parishioners who are deployed. They will give the supplies to sailors and Marines currently operating in the Persian Gulf, South China Sea, and the Western Pacific. Thank you to all for your tremendous support!

  "This is the largest shipment from any group or person I've ever seen at this post office." - Post Office Manager  

June 2019 Collection - Neighbors in Need

Give Back Sunday

Parishioners donated toiletries, clothing, sleeping bags and throw blankets to our very own Neighbors in Need which provides a warm home-cooked meal, donated goods and lots of hospitality to over 130 men, women and children right here at St. B's on the 2nd and 4th Monday of every month. Thank you for your generosity.   

November 2020 Collection - Gift Card Drive for Survivors of Human Trafficking

The Order of Malta and Children of the Immaculate Heart are teaming up for gift card drive for survivors of human trafficking. They are asking for minimum donation gifts cards of $25-$50 to retailers such as: Walmart, Ross, Arco Gas, Food 4 Less, and T.J. Maxx; see flyer for details. Donate online to the Give Back Sunday collection or provide a check with Survivors Gift Card in the memo line. To learn more about the Children of the Immaculate Hearth click on the globe icon below or contact Laura via email (click email icon below).