St. Paul’s, Goulds—”Giving From The Heart” Lenten Outreach

Left to right: Suzanne McCormack, Lorna Williams, Joanne (from The Gathering Place’s “Be Kind Boutique”), and The Rev’d Fred Marshall
Suzanne McCormack and Lorna Williams

For the past number of years, St. Paul’s has been collecting personal and toiletry items for those who are less fortunate, and they are then distributed through the Gathering Place. Because many groups donate at Christmas time, we decided to do our outreach project at a different time this year to help balance the need and supply. The congregation and friends of St. Paul’s took part in a Lenten Outreach Project: “Giving From the Heart.”

Together we collected over 1100 items which were taken to the Gathering Place in St. John’s on the week before Palm Sunday. These items will be distributed through the “Be Kind Boutique.”

 We collected:

  • 126 pairs of socks
  • 64 toothpaste
  • 69 toothbrushes
  • 79 bars of soap
  • 83 packs of tissues
  • 74 rolls of toilet paper
  • 27 bottles of shampoo
  • 45 deodorants

And many many other items!

The Gathering Place staff were so appreciative for the kindness and generosity, and for thinking of them with our “Giving from the Heart” donations.

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