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Drive of the Month

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July Drive of the Month

Items for Homestretch

Most families come to Homestretch with few or no belongings. We provide them with everything they need to make a home. We depend on donated items or new items to help keep client homes furnished with essentials. We are always in need of the following items. Items should be new and unopened.

  • Personal Items: women’s toiletries (sanitary pads), deodorant, shampoo/conditioner, soap/body wash, shaving cream, hand and body lotion (full-sized)
  • Gift Cards: Target, CVS, Payless Shoes, Ross, Marshalls, Grocery Stores, Gas Stations (Please leave in Parish Office)
  • Kitchen Items: flatware, pots and pans, dishes, glasses, small appliances, vacuums, garbage cans (large and small), brooms and dustpans, mops and buckets
  • Cleaning Supplies: paper towels, laundry detergent, dishwasher soap, non-bleach disinfectant wipes, all-purpose cleaner
  • Linens: twin and full-sized sheets, towels, blankets, quilts, bed covers, pillows
  • Children’s Items: disposable diapers (especially size 4 and up), pull-ups, sleeping bags, pillows, flashlights, bikes, toys for infant to 3 years (educational)
  • Home Safety: smoke detectors, flashlights, carbon monoxide detectors, 9 volt batteries

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June Drive of the Month

Items for the New York Youth Mission Trip
(Donations Accepted through July 17)

From Thursday, July 19 through Sunday, July 22, one dozen youth from St. John’s will hit the streets of New York City on a mission to combat hunger and poverty through an intensive program of service. The jam-packed itinerary culminates on Saturday night with participation in the annual “Midnight Run,” where the students, leadership, and staff bring donations of food, clothing and toiletries out into the homeless community around NYC. The need is great and so we’re asking for your help in providing much needed items of clothing and toiletries.

Items can be gently used unless otherwise noted. Most of the people being served are men (larger sizes preferred), but women’s items are welcome too. We will be collecting these items only until Tuesday, July 17. Specific items needed are:

  • Durable pants (sizes 32–40, jeans preferred)
  • Shorts with pockets
  • NEW socks (tube socks; rolled in pairs; white or dark)
  • NEW underpants (sizes 32–42; Jockey-style preferred)
  • Sweatshirts and long-sleeve shirts (large and extra large; dark colors preferred; hooded sweatshirts are especially useful)
  • T-shirts (M–XL any color)
  • Hats  (knit for winter; baseball caps for summer)
  • Shoes (sizes 9 and larger)
  • Backpacks
  • NEW travel-sized toiletries (soap, toothbrush, toothpaste, razors, deodorant, small shampoos, small shaving creams, feminine products)
  • Jackets and/or sweaters