Parish Social Ministry provides those in need among us with resources and support. Sr. Barbara, the Director of Parish Social Ministry, manages several programs throughout the year that bring our St. Stanislaus community together to serve others. The Food Cupboard, Christmas Gift Collection, blood drives, and the Rice Bowl programs are examples. If you would like to assist Sr. Barbara in this special work, or if you are in need of support, please contact her at 215-855-3133, extension 115, or email Sr. Barbara at Sr.Barbara@ststanislaus.com
Food Cupboard Collections
Collections take place on the first weekend of the month, every month. Please see the weekly Bulletin prior to collection weeks to learn what items are most needed.
We CANNOT accept the following items:
- Baby items – Catholic Social Services in Norristown can really use them!
- Outdated or opened food items – we cannot give these out and we must then dispose of it & the local bird sanctuary no longer takes them!
- Over-sized products or packages – we find they are not taken and remain on our shelves;
- Any sugared items where healthier substitutes are available: juices, jams, cereals, snacks, etc.;
- Prepared rice – people seem to prefer plain rice as the prepared rice boxes remain on our shelves
Christmas Gift Giving 2022
Changes made to our Christmas Gift Giving over the past several years, due to the pandemic, were well received by the families in need who were our recipients. It gave them great joy to be able to be Santa, shop themselves with the donated gift cards, and choose their children’s gifts themselves. So, we will continue that practice again this year. We ask that any donations you wish to make be done as follows:
~ Gift cards for Target or Walmart, best in amounts of $10 per card: these have always been popular, as people can then shop for themselves; and denominations of $10 gives us flexibility in distribution.
~ Donations to Parish Social Ministry: this is a way to keep helping those in need throughout the year, so that we can assist with rent and utility assistance as needed. Please make checks out to St. Stanislaus Parish Social Ministry.
You may drop off Target or Walmart gift cards or donations to Parish Social Ministry in the Parish Center or in the collection baskets at Mass, marked to go to Parish Social Ministry.
Thank you for all you have done for our outreach ministry over our many, many years of service to our less fortunate brothers and sisters in our Lansdale area. I regularly ask them to keep you all in prayer when they express their thanks for the many ways you have helped them.