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Drive-Thru Collection for Mothers and Babies

May 21 @ 10:00 am 2:00 pm

Drive-thru collection in honor of Our Blessed Mother

Supporting Mothers and Babies through the Cay Galgon Life House and the cloistered Carmelite sisters in Center Valley.

This is a drive-thru so there’s no need for you to get out of your car.

This inaugural collection is sponsored by the St. Ann’s ministries of Helping Hands, WASA and the Knights of Columbus.

WHAT IS NEEDED:

Cay Galgon Life House

• diapers
• wipes
• baby hygiene
• feminine hygiene products,
• maternity clothing (clean, gently used OK)
• children’s clothing (preemie – 2T only)

Cloistered Carmelite Sisters
(items with an asterisk * are the most needed items)

• Laundry Detergent* (no perfumes or dyes)
• Dish Detergent
• Cleansers (like Soft Scrub)
• Sponges
• Bathroom Bowl Cleansers & Brushes
• Furniture Polish
• Paper Products (white) Tissues*, Toilet Paper, Paper Towels, Napkins, Paper Plates
• Plastic Storage Bags (quart, gallon & sandwich)
• Kitchen Garbage Bags
• Large Trash Bags
• Toothpaste (any brand) *
• Juice (bottles, cans, boxes (Cranberry, Apple, Orange)
• Boxed Tea Bags (herbal or regular, No Caffeine)
• Powdered Creamer (regular or vanilla)
• Canned Fruit (in lite syrup)
• Canned Vegetables (corn, green beans, peas)
• Canned Stewed Tomatoes
• Canned Soups (low sodium) chicken, beef or vegetable
• Broth (low Sodium)
• Boxed Scalloped Potatoes
• Boxed Au Gratin Potatoes
• Boxed Mac and Cheese
• Tuna Fish
• Peanut Butter (creamy)
• Nutella
• Jelly (any flavor)
• Cranberry Sauce (jellied)
• Applesauce Cups
• Sugar (regular white or light brown)
• Sea Salt
• Vegetable or Olive Oil
• Non-stick Cooking Spray
• Postage Stamps (important since letters are the primary way the nuns communicate with the outside world)

The Back Story of the Food Drive for the Carmelite Nuns

St. Ann’s Knights of Columbus have learned that the nuns of the Carmelite Monastery on Lanark Rd. in Coopersburg are in sore distress. Their numbers have dwindled down to four elderly nuns plus four caretaker nuns from the Philippines. Because they are a cloistered order, meaning they never leave the monastery, they have few resources. Their supporters and donors are also generally elderly and dwindling. These holy women are in dire need of food and household supplies.

Therefore the Knights are holding a Food Drive for the nuns on Saturday, May 21, from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm at the Parish Life Center on Fairview Street, Emmaus. Please drop off non-perishable food and household supplies between those hours. The Knights will box your donations and deliver them to the monastery.

ITEMS TO DONATE: The nuns lead simple lives therefore no spicy food and no caffeine please. Some have dietary restrictions and therefore lite (low sugar) and low sodium products are appreciated.

FOOD: Non-perishable canned and dry goods such as canned vegetables, juices, canned fruits, canned stews, canned tuna, applesauce, soups, jellies, preserves and peanut butter, low sodium broths, olive oil, rice, boxed potatoes, mac and cheese, pasta, turbinado sugar, tea bags (regular and herbal),

St. Ann’s Parish Life Center

526 Fairview Street
Emmaus, PA 18049 United States
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