April and May 2022
Christian Outreach is collecting food in April and May for
SNACpack: Saratoga Nutrition Assistance for Children
This is a weekly backpack program that sends home food to students (in a backpack) in the Saratoga Springs School District year-round!
It is supported entirely by donations.
Currently they feed approximately 280 children throughout the Saratoga Springs School District (grades K-12) weekly, who do not have enough food to sustain them over the weekends.
Food Items Needed: juice boxes, single serving cereal boxes, oatmeal packets, snack bars, individual packets of cookies, popcorn, graham crackers, Spaghetti O’s, tuna, soup.
Place your donations in the labeled box at the church entrances.
Thank you for your support!
For more information visit: (www.snacpackprogram.org)
Our mission is to identify and provide needed help for those of
our parish community and beyond.
The Christian Outreach has been an active ministry at St. Joseph's & St. Paul's for many years. Originally named Helping Hands, the mission has always been the same.
We strive to reach out & assist those in need from our parish,
our local community, & beyond.
The parish has always responded generously to our requests for donations for various worthwhile causes.
School supplies are expensive & many families have difficulty covering the cost at a time of year when their children need new clothes for school. Your contributions to our annual school campaign in August help so many local families.
Birthright is also an organization that our parish supports. By donating money & baby items, we assist women facing unplanned pregnancies.
Thanksgiving & Christmas are holidays to celebrate with family gatherings, but for some families, the monetary impact causes stress & disappointment. The Thanksgiving baskets & Giving Tree donations you provide help alleviate that stress & make the holiday season merrier for so many.
Our 2 local Food Pantries in Greenfield & Rock City Falls assist families in need all year round. Donations are always welcome.
For information on our 2 Food Pantries, go to the Local Services menu tab above.
For Information on Health Services and Health Insurance Assistance:
Our committee wishes to thank all of you who contribute time and again to our programs to help those in need. You are truly doing the work of Christ on earth.
Please note that new volunteers are always welcome!
For more information, to offer suggestions for future assistance our committee can provide,
or to join, please contact Janet Singer through the Parish Office.