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"I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me."
-- Matthew 25:35

2017 Christmas Dinner

Volunteers are already at work on preparations for our Annual Christmas Dinner for the Homeless!

Contributions and Donations toward Gift Bags

We'll be offering our guests a gift of a nylon backpack with some necessary and usable items for those living on the streets or in area shelters, which we've priced to cost about $12 each. Please consider making a financial contribution toward our bulk purchase of items.

You can give online, here. Under "Funds," choose "Other Donations," and note "Christmas Bag Donation" in the memo box. Or, send your check to St. James with the notation: “Christmas Bag Donation" on the memo line.

We expect about 45 ladies at our dinner, and would like to include unused cosmetic items in their bags to make their gifts a little special. If you have received "gift-with-purchase" items, or have other unused cosmetics to regift, please leave them in the marked bin in the foyer of the Ministries Center.

If you have any comments, questions, or suggestions, please email Margaret Blades, here, or phone her at 225-755-6532 or 225-505-3105.

Hands-on Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer using the form, below for:

  1. Friday, December 8 at 11:30 a.m. – Stuff the gift bags in the foyer of Bishops Hall (1-1½ hours)
  2. Saturday, December 9 at 10:30 a.m. – Decorate the tables in Bishops Hall for the dinner (about one hour)
  3. Sunday, December 10 at 11:40 a.m. – Assist at the Christmas Dinner

If you're having trouble, please email Nancy Jo Poirrier, letting her know the position you'd like to fill, or go to the original Google document, here.


 

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