St. Eleanor Parish in Collegeville will host a two-day clothing drive in June to benefit people in Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties who are most in need.
The drive, which is a partnership among St. Eleanor Parish Youth Ministry, the St. Vincent De Paul Society and GreenDrop, will take place Saturday, June 26 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, June 27 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the back parking lot of St. Eleanor Church at 647 Locust Street in Collegeville, Montgomery County.
Young people in seventh to 12th grades from the parish’s youth ministry program will help accept donations of clothes, shoes and small household items, and load them into a collection truck.
“By co-hosting this drive, we hope that the less fortunate of our community will be able to benefit greatly from the generosity of those in the Collegeville area,” said Father Alessandro Giardini, parochial vicar at St. Eleanor Parish. “Young people will be volunteering their time that weekend to help collect and organize the clothes, and we hope that this service opportunity will teach them both the importance of service and to be grateful for all they have been blessed to receive.”
The goal of the St. Vincent De Paul Society is to help residents in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia with the most basic necessities: food, shelter, clothing, transportation and emotional comfort.
“It seems, more than ever, more people of our community are in need,” said Matt Kirsch, youth minister at St. Eleanor Parish. “By donating clothes and other gently used household items to the St. Vincent De Paul Society, members of the greater Collegeville community can make a big difference in the lives of their neighbors in need.”
Donations to the society are tax deductible, and receipts will be provided by the teen volunteers at the clothing drive.
See more information about the event here.
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