Holy Family colection for those in Appalachia

By Herald Staff

Holy Family Parish in Jasper has a collection for those in need in the depressed areas of Appalachia served by the Piarist Mission Outreach.

The Piarist Mission Outreach, in Eastern Kentucky, helps so many people and is the only resource for some families to receive basic staple items. The Mission Outreach serves many infants, children and teens. A collection box for your items donated will be in the narthex of church during the collection period — Oct. 16-25.

Among the items most needed this year are socks and underwear, for girls and boys, sizes infant through teens. Diapers are always needed in all sizes. Other items such as shampoo, hair conditioner, liquid body soap, small sizes of toothpaste, and toothbrushes are in great need. Items can be dropped off in the narthex of the church and should not be wrapped. A list of items needed is also in the narthex of the church.

The Piarist Outreach Program in Kentucky could not exist without the help of generous people from around the country. The Piarist Outreach Program collaborates with other volunteer outreach ministries in their area to serve over 1,000 children and teens in the depressed areas of Appalachia. Delivery of the items collected will be made directly to the Piarist Mission.

Go to www.catholicmissionky.org for more information about the Piarist Mission and the Outreach Program. This project is sponsored by the Holy Family members of RCIA, Invitation to Catholic Teachings and Social Concerns. For more information regarding this project at Holy Family, contact Sharon Burger at 812-630-3257.

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