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Helping Hands Christmas Giving Project



The Pastorate of St. Francis - St. Mary - Holy Family Helping Hands Christmas Giving Project 2019 
"Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus. He exists as certainly as love and generosity and devotion exist, and you know that they abound and give to your life its highest beauty and joy." - Francis P. Church 
Each year our Pastorate sponsors individuals & families within our local Middletown Valley, Brunswick Community, and throughout Frederick County who are in need during the Christmas season. Donations provided range from food to toys, clothing, hygiene items, and monetary/gift card donations. The need is growing, and with your help we can extend our Pastorate’s giving to even more families during this blessed holiday season. 
Seeking Volunteer assistance:  • Cut & string donation ornaments – set up the trees • Host our Christmas Tree Tables to assist parishioners with ornament sign-outs • Sort & prepare gifts for delivery on Collection Day • Assemble & safety check bikes • Assist in gift deliveries 
Seeking Donations of: • Medium to Large size cardboard boxes for transporting donations, some smaller boxes for canned goods are appreciated as well 
Families are more than welcome to volunteer, the more the merrier! A parent/guardian must be present with any youth volunteers. 
A formal training session is not required to participate; please feel free to email or call our Project’s Coordinator, Lauren Dutrow at or (301) 748-7203 with any questions. 
TO DONATE: Look for our Ornament Trees starting Saturday, November 2 at St. Mary Church & Sunday, November 3 at Holy Family in the Narthex & by St. Joseph’s Chapel!