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.
August Collection - Back-to-School Backpack Drive
This year through your generosity, we donated over 60 backpacks filled with school supplies and four red bins of loose school supplies. This will help CCSA reach their goal of donating 300 backpacks this year to local K-9 children through their Back to School Program. Imagine what it would be like if you couldn’t afford school supplies for your child; through your efforts many local families don't have to worry about this. Click on the links below to learn more,
July 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 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.
December Collection - Christmas Food Baskets
Parishioners donated enough items to create 57 Christmas Food Baskets for local families. Thank you also to the Knights of Columbus for organizing, packaging and delivering the baskets. The baskets will be given to Community Christian Service Agency (CCSA). 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 their links below.
November 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 or to contact Caroline click on the links below.