Christmas Gift Baskets
Thank you to all our families for donating to the Annual St. Vincent de Paul Christmas Basket Drive. The Christmas Drive provides our “neighbours in need” in the Oak Ridges area with gifts and necessities to make their holiday brighter. The baskets provide so much more than the necessities of life; they give the gifts of kindness, dignity and hope to the blessed recipients. We are thankful to the Our Lady of Hope community for continuing our tradition of generously giving. It is not too late to bring in your donation. The following items are continuing to be collected: Gift cards, (such as No Frills, Food Basics, Metro, Loblaws, Toys ‘R’ Us, Wal-Mart, Canadian Tire etc.) food items, beverages, toiletries, and household items.
(deodorant, soap, toothpaste, toothbrushes, shampoo, conditioner, tissues, deodorant, soap, lotion, shaving cream, toilet paper, dish soap, foil wrap, paper towels, laundry detergent, canned goods, cereal, juice box, coffee, tea, jam, hot chocolate, rice, canned fruit, crackers, cookies, pasta sauce, peanut butter, tuna, salmon, canned vegetables.
Please send in your donations by Thursday December 7, 2017. This drive is being organized by
the Luke 4:18 Committee and the CSC Faith Committee in conjunction with the St. Vincent de Paul Society.
The Giving Trees
This year a two “Giving Trees” have been set up in the school’s front foyer. Children may bring in new
waterproof mittens, scarves and hats to place on the tree. New this year, the local women’s shelter has expressed a need for NEW PJ’s and slippers as well. We want to support their needs and have decided to
rename the trees “The Giving Trees”. This tradition of giving follows the lovely book, “The Mitten Tree” by Candace Christiansen, which tells the story of an elderly woman who knit mittens and placed them on a tree for children who did not have any. Kindly send your donations in by Monday, December 18, 2017. All donations will be delivered to a women’s shelter in York Region. We will be collecting donations until December 18th. Many thanks to our Catholic School Council Faith Committee members for all their help in preparing for this joyous Christ filled season.