No one knew their names. No one knew their faces. Yet during this past Advent and Christmas seasons, St. Timothy’s came together to help two families in need in the Perrysburg Area. It was a Herculean task to organize and deploy with two large families, as a parade of parishioners bought and donated items and then devoted people wrapped, tagged, and delivered the goods in time for placing presents under the tree. Both of our families sent thank you notes that are posted on the News board. Please take a moment to read them and know that God’s love lives.
As I placed the tags on the Window of Giving, I thought small gifts and gift cards would fill the red bins. I was overwhelmed by the response.
I was blessed to witness each mom receive the clothing and gifts provided by so many members of St. Tim’s. They were so appreciative. In addition to being given a magical Christmas, the provision of food, gas, toiletries, haircuts, etc., will make life easier for both families in the months to come.
Thank you to all who helped in so many ways with this project. Your generosity has been a huge blessing not only to the parents, but to the ten children as well. The Loving Spirit of Giving is alive and well at St. Timothy’s.
by Wendy Sharp