Come to “The Big Give”!
On Saturday, June 2, 2018, from 11 am to 2 pm, St. Mary’s Catholic Church will host its first annual “The Big Give” event. The Big Give is an annual opportunity for churches across Canada to provide their community with free goods and services and show how kindness and generosity are an integral part of our Christian faith.
We are inviting everyone in the neighbourhood of St. Mary’s to come join us at 100 Young Street (at Bayswater) and take part in this event. You could enjoy some free food while you get your bike tuned up and pick out some clothes, or maybe get a haircut while the kids enjoy cotton candy and a bouncy castle. Everyone is welcome to come and participate!
St. Mary’s parishioners: There’s still time to donate goods and services! Donated items must be new or gently used and must be “cleaned to newness” before donation. We are still seeking:
- Children’s Clothes — up to size 12
- Baby Clothes — newborn to size 2
- Coats — men’s and women’s winter and fall coats
- Sporting Equipment — e.g., tennis racquets, cleats, baseball gloves (no skis)
- Gift Baskets – free gift baskets of new items (for example: coffee, chocolates)
- Baked Goods – cookies, muffins, cakes, (individually wrapped and including list of ingredients)
- T-Shirts – men and women, all sizes
- Plants – individually potted healthy perennials and annuals
You can drop off your donated items at tables set up in the parish hall at the following times:
- 8:30 am to 1:00 pm, Sunday May 20
- 8:30 am to 1:00 pm, Sunday May 27
- 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Friday June 1
If you are interested in helping out with The Big Give, please contact Therese Berube at heart.of.mercy@stmarysottawa.