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Christmas Angels: Sharing Christ's Love

11.21.16 | Hope | by Michelle Grant | by The Rev. Deacon Ann L. Douglas

    Please join the Outreach Committee in our annual Christmas Angels Gift Program.

    We hope you will consider this wonderful opportunity to connect directly with a ministry All Saints’ Church has supported for the last few years. The RHSM Life Center, run by the Religious of the Sacred Heart of Mary, a  Roman Catholic women's order, provides English language development, education and enculturation support to families in the area through a range of programs. The Center is vital to many of our neighbors.

     This year we are helping to stock the Life Center’s Christmas Boutique, which enables parents of very modest means to shop for Christmas gifts for their children. As we do, these parents also want to provide holiday presents for their family, but many are constrained by their incomes and the cost of consumer goods. To meet the need, the Life Center in Sleepy Hollow runs a one-evening-only store in mid-December in their own building – and the line of Life Center client parents is always round the block!

     In order for the clothes, toys and gifts to be affordable for the parents, they are received by the Life Center as donations – and this is where All Saints’ comes in. Along with other community groups, we are providing the inventory. As clothing is the most popular parent request, Life Center Executive Director Sister Susan Gardella has asked All Saints' for  clothing donations for boys and girls ages 5-12.

    Please consider indoor clothing only- skirts, dresses, pants, shirts, hoodies, tops, sweatshirts, fun socks, sweaters. Bring your unwrapped donations to the drop off crates in the breezeway connecting the sanctuary and the parish hall.

    Collection dates: Sunday November 25- Wednesday, December 10.
    Need more information? Contact The Rev. Deacon Ann Douglas, or phone (914) 941-6955.