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 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).
Upcoming December Collection - Christmas
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.
November 2019 Collection - Halloween Candy
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
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
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.