Our Fall Catholic Charities coat & warm clothing drive provides our parishioners with the opportunity to donate to the needy without making a financial contribution. The coats and warm clothes for all ages are counted, sorted, bagged, labeled and delivered to Catholic Charities West Suburban Cicero office by a group of cheerful volunteers.
For our Spring cleaning supplies drive, we collect glass cleaners, multipurpose cleaners, scrub free cleaners, SOS pads, sponges, floor cleaners, laundry detergent, soap, dishwashing liquid, buckets and mops. When we deliver all of the supplies to the West Suburban office, the Catholic Charities food pantry representative is overjoyed because the cleaning products are really needed and are rarely donated due to the expense.
This Spring, 190 cleaning supply items were collected from St Mary’s parishioners and delivered to the food pantry at the Catholic Charities West Suburban Office in Cicero. Items collected included:
24 rolls paper towels
12 bottles glass cleaner
8 containers liquid laundry detergent
19 bottles multipurpose cleaner
5 cans furniture polish
9 containers powdered scrubbing cleaner (i.e. Comet)
10 bottles Pine-Sol type cleaner
4 packages of wipes
9 bottles toilet bowl cleaner
4 boxes fabric softener sheets
10 boxes soap
6 bottles bleach
2 dust pans
12 rolls toilet paper
8 bottles dishwashing detergent
5 bottles liquid hand soap
Check the Service Outreach Calendar for the next collection date.
For more information, please contact Sue Jones at CCdrives@stmaryriverside.