Saint Monica Catholic Community looks forward to sharing the many blessings and gifts of the season with the local community for the 40th Annual Thanksgiving Dinner and Clothing Boutique, Wednesday, November 27, 2019 from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Every classroom and grade level in the Saint Monica Elementary, Middle and High School, as well as all parish ministries, and staff are engaged in preparing, shopping, and cleaning for this great event. Make the joy of your holiday season complete by joining their efforts during the season of giving. The Saint Monica Catholic Community thanks all who have committed to help realize their vision to bring joy to those who need care in a variety of ways, especially the great need of connectedness.
This family-style dinner, with all of the trimmings, is an uplifting community event, especially for those needing a warm meal or true fellowship, this Thanksgiving. The Dinner is followed by a clothing boutique, made up of new and gently used items from the parish community, that is offered gratis to attendees, who are encouraged to take what they need. A particular in-demand item being offered are sleeping bags, as well as winter coats, clothing, sturdy shoes and bags/backpacks. The parish community also packages over 1000 toiletry kits to be distributed at the Thanksgiving event.
There are many ways to help out, whether through monetary or in-kind donations of items needed for the event. For those interested in attending, you may arrive anytime you like. We will start handing out timed tickets at 8:00 a.m. at the entrance of Cantwell Auditorium, off the corner of 7th Street and California Avenue.
For more information on how to participate, donate or more ways to give back this Holiday Season, check out the Saint Monica website at stmonica.net/thanksgiving .