At All Saints Church we truly want to be the hands and feet of Jesus. Because of this, we go into our community and look for ways to serve! Here we are putting school supplies in backpacks for a local elementary school.
The Youth Group lends its time to help elementary school children in need of yearly school supplies. The schools provide us with the list for each student. Our parishoners purchase the supplies and the youth group helps the outreach committee by packing each backpack for the students.
The Outreach Committee is also still looking for gently used backpacks or ‘under-the-airplane-seat’ sized bags to donate to the Joliet Children's Home and Aid Society! So far approximately 52 backpacks/small suitcases have been provided to children and young adults who are either going to a foster home or aging out of the program. (At age 18 they are given a small amount of cash and a black trash bag for release.) Estate and garage sales are a great resource for purchasing such items inexpensively, as are charity stores (e.g. Goodwill) or other resale shops. If you have any more backpacks or small suitcases, please bring them to church and Father Talabi will take them to Joliet in a timely fashion.