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Special Collections

Baby Shower
This project is a special collection, during May, of maternity clothing and baby layette items for the Healthy Moms & Babes, Pregnancy Center East, San Carlos Borromeo, and A Caring Place ministries. These organizations offer support and help so pregnant women can carry their babies to term. This collection has grown significantly over the past few years but there is a great need in the Cincinnati area for baby and maternity items. Please be a generous steward and reach out to these women and their newborns. In addition to the collection each year, we also give out Baby Bottles that are returned with cash donations. The Baby Bottles donations are rotated among A Caring Place, Healthy Moms and Babes and Pregnancy Center East.
Contact: Jayne Runk

Christmas In July
A special collection for agencies who provide shelter and food for the needy. The items collected are those needed to maintain shelter operations and to assist families moving from the shelter to private housing. We need volunteers to make gift tags, sort and deliver items to agencies.
Contact: John Dettmer
Phyllis Jones
Ed Brady

Coat Collection
In October, men's, women's and children's coats are collected for distribution to St. Leo’s Food Pantry.
Contact: Joe Schuh

Coin Collection
Loose coins from all weekend offertory collections are deposited to the Coin Collection to be distributed to various community agencies that provide the basic human requirements for those in need of assistance, such as food and shelter. Simply set aside the coins you receive back in change, each day, then gather them up and drop them into the basket at a weekend Mass. Checks are accepted as well for the collection.

Food From The Heart
Food from the Heart provides food to SEM, the local food pantry. Donations are collected the third weekend of the month (Saturday and Sunday Masses) and then distributed on Monday. The people we serve are very grateful and depend on our parish's support.
Contact: Sherrie Heyse

Giving Tree
This is an Advent project of providing Christmas gifts and assistance to various community agencies and parish and area families in need.
Contact: Catherine Moulas

School House Collection
The School House Collection is to encourage parishioners to help share in the education of underprivileged children by providing needed school supplies. The collection is held in August and items are sent to Welcome House in Covington and St. Leo’s Church Pantry in Fairmont. The children that receive the school supplies are so excited and appreciative.
Contact: Krista Devine

Shoes for Success
At the end of the school year, IHM children give their used school shoes and backpacks which are boxed and shipped to the Cultural Center of Bathola Norte to be shared with children at the Center and in other neighborhoods.
Contact: Liz Rupp

Socks & Such
Donations of underwear, undershirts, and socks for men and women are collected for Drop-In Center and Our Lady of the Mountains in January.
Contact: Phyllis Jones