Isaac Garcia, a junior at Cretin-Derham Hall, will once again be collecting donations for Isaac’s Blessing Bags. The donations are accepted through December 1, 2022.
Please download and read this bulletin insert: Isaac’s Blessing Bags Bulletin Insert 2022.pdf
Isaac is collecting items such as:
socks, hats, gloves, boots, scarves
coats, jackets, sweaters, hand warmers
toothpastes, toothbrushes, deodorants, soaps
combs, disposable razors, travel size tissues
diapers, small toys for babies and children
fruit snacks, granola bars, bottled water
You can place your donations in large bins by the main entrance. Below is a letter from Isaac:
Greetings family and friends,
I am currently a junior at Cretin-Derham Hall. Each year I seem to get a little more busy, but I always make time to help people in need. This past summer my family and I created 100 blessing bags and handed them out along Franklin Avenue in Minneapolis, and near the Cathedral in Saint Paul. My brother filled the coolers and passed out cold beverages. It always brings me joy to see so many smiling faces. We have already collecting donations, and will continue through December 1st. As always, I want all the parishioners and friends of St. Matthew’s Church to know how grateful I am. Each year I am excited and thankful to receive boxes full of basic necessities, clothing, and snacks. Each of you help to keep my mission going. Thank you for your continued compassion and support. Together we can create a better world through the gift of kindness. Have a beautiful holiday season.