“The Shoe That Grows” Advent Project A Success!

Thank you so very much for your wonderful support of this project – we have raised $3,000.00, enough to purchase 200 pairs of these ingenious shoes that grow in size to match the growth of impoverished children’s feet, and protects them from the misery of living with parasitic diseases. Upon receipt of St Mary’s check…

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The Shoe That Grows-2016 Advent Project

In many countries around the globe, contaminated water on river banks and contaminated soil provide breeding grounds for parasites which can easily enter the body through bare feet. Approximately 300 million children in the world suffer from the effects of parasites. Parents who live in impoverished countries cannot afford to buy new shoes annually for…

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Haiti Relief Effort a Success!

Thank you so much for your generosity to the people of Haiti. We raised a total of $1,700.00 for Giving Children Hope! If you remember, for every $1 raised, $22 of aid is provided to Haitians, so this means you have actually given $37,400.00 worth of relief aid to Haiti! THANK YOU! And thanks also…

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The People of Haiti Need Our Help

  The people of Haiti are in dire straits. As well as being one of the poorest nations on Earth, Haiti suffered from a huge earthquake in 2010, followed by a cholera outbreak during which 10,000 people died, and now has been devastated again by Hurricane Matthew and another cholera outbreak. Pictures on the internet…

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Wounded Warriors Family Support 2015 Advent Program, Final Report

During Advent, 2015, St Mary’s contributed to Wounded Warriors Family Support, an excellent nonprofit which supports the combat-wounded veteran and his or her whole family. This holistic and very practical approach takes care of job training, teaching a new skill set so that employment may be found; caregiver respite, offering rest and renewal to caregivers,…

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Backpacks – Giving Children Hope

Giving Children Hope, through whom we have sent international aid many times, also do wonderful work locally. Their “We’ve Got Your Back” Program provides 1,300 homeless school children and their families a backpack of nutritious food, enough for four people, every weekend of the year. They have been doing this for several years, and currently feed over 5,000 people every weekend!

Giving Children Hope needs more backpacks, and can get them for $4.00 each. They hope to raise $4,000, for 1,000 backpacks during August, and invite partners like St Mary’s to join them in this worthwhile cause.

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