October Drive of the Month
Christmas Stockings for the Salvation Army
Throughout October, the Missions Committee invites you to stop by Shears Hall to pick up a mesh Christmas stocking to fill for the Salvation Army’s annual Holiday Assistance program. Although it’s a bit early to be thinking about Christmas, the stockings need to be returned to the Salvation Army by the end of November, hence the distribution in October.The Salvation Army Stocking Program serves boys and girls, ages infant–12 years old in need throughout the Fairfax County community at Christmas time. Their goal is to serve 2,300 children.
This is a wonderful opportunity for St. John’s families to shop together for those less fortunate. Please consider filling a stocking or two for a local child in need. A list of suggested items will be attached to each stocking.
As you pick up an empty stocking, please fill out the sign-up sheet with your name, the age and gender of the stocking (or stockings) you are taking, and your email address and please write legibly!
All stockings need to be returned to Shears Hall no later than Sunday, November 25.