Each 5th period classroom is asked to “adopt” one family from St. Vincent Day Home (SVDH) in West Oakland. SVDH offers day-care/pre-school/kindergarten programs which serve and support working families with economic challenges.
To “adopt” a family means each class will collect/donate (1) box of household essential staples (such as toilet paper, paper towels, soap, laundry detergent) and (1) box with at least one gift for each member of the family, parents included. Gift cards for groceries will also be collected. Each class decides who will bring in which items. We need all items to be brought to Period 5 homerooms by Thursday morning, December 6, which is the day the gifts will be delivered to St. Vincent’s.
A huge THANK YOU to the whole O’Dowd community for supporting the children and families at St. Vincent’s Day Home!
Many thanks for all your support, Campus Ministry
PS: Here are some suggestions for household items:
Shampoo and conditioner
Toothbrush & toothpaste
Mouth wash & floss
Deodorant & body moisturizer/lotion
Bleach, Clorox or Lysol
Toilet paper and paper towels
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