“My Name is Isaac. I want to help the homeless!”
Two weeks ago Isaac Garcia, an 8th grader at Community of Saints School, spoke at both masses telling us of his wish to bring Christmas to the homeless people. Last year, at COS, he collected enough items to gift over 100 people at a local homeless shelter. This year we at St. Matthew’s have offered to help him collect items for gifts. Until the weekend of Dec. 7th & 8th donations may be left back by the Scrip table. Suggestions from Isaac were: Hand warmers, socks, hats, mittens, scarves, sweaters, boots, and jackets all for men, women & children. Also: bottled water, soap, fruit snacks, granola bars, toothbrushes, deodorant, combs, hair brushes disposable razors, small toys for babies & children and diapers. Donations may also be left at the Parish Center during the week.
Video from last year (2018):
Featured at the Aim Higher Foundation’s Night of Light celebration in 2018, the video “Isaac’s Blessing Bags” is a look at one of the more than 1,300 Aim Higher Scholars and his impact on the local community. The Foundation made this video about Isaac for the event.