ANNUAL CHRISTMAS FOOD DRIVE Every year, Holy Name of Jesus Parishioners provide an amazing amount of food to help Family Services of Redlands assist families in need during the holidays. In fact, THE PARISHIONERS OF THE HOLY NAME OF JESUS have consistently provided over 120 Christmas Baskets annually to area families… WOW! This year, the need is greater than ever. Family Services reports that they’re serving new faces: families who were making it paycheck-to-paycheck are coming in for help. They expect this trend to continue even after the holidays when many persons’ unemployment benefits run out. We are collecting for Christmas Baskets from Sunday, November 22nd - Sunday, December 13th NON-PERISHABLE food items, toys, and $10 - $15 gift cards for Stater Bros are needed: FOOD ITEMS for CHRISTMAS BASKETS All food must be non-perishable. (no turkeys or hams please) TOYS for CHRISTMAS BASKETS When we provide Christmas baskets to families, we also give toys since most families who need help cannot afford to give gifts to their children. Please bring an unwrapped new toy to the parish office or to Mass before December 13. Gifts for children of all ages are needed for this year’s Christmas baskets. CANNED ITEMS SOUP FRUITS VEGETABLES TUNA MEAT BEANS ITEMS IN JARS SPAGHETTI SAUCE PEANUT BUTTER APPLESAUCE BOXED ITEMS MACARONI & CHEESE CEREAL OATMEAL INSTANT MASHED POTATOES CRACKERS COOKIES READY-TO-MAKE MEALS PANTRY STAPLES RICE DRY PINTO BEANS 5lb BAG of FLOUR 5lb BAG of SUGAR PASTA Gift suggestions for age groups: Infant – 1 year: Clothes, developmental toys, rattles, board and cloth books 1 – 5 years: Dolls, balls, puzzles, simple games, musical toys 6 – 10 years: Books, sports equipment, board games, stuffed animals, dolls, gel pens 11 years & up: Gift certificates ($15-$20), electronic games, baseball caps, jewelry, T-shirts (L, XL) make-up or body-care products for girls (lotions, lip gloss, nail polish, etc.) (Please include batteries as needed) BABY ITEMS DISPOSABLE DIAPERS BABY WIPES MONETARY DONATIONS 1) Please make checks payable to “Holy Name of Jesus” and note Christmas Basket donation. 2) Stater Bros Gift Cards: $10 or $15 Value Please place monetary donations in the collection basket or bring them to the parish office. Thank you! By yourself, you can serve a few at most… BUT, TOGETHER IN CHRIST, WE CAN FEED MULTITUDES! THANK YOU to the Knights of Columbus for leading this annual effort, and to each of you who help alleviate hunger this holiday season. May God bless you abundantly!