Monday, February 2, 2009

Help Us Feed Others!

Hello my fellow readers!

We really need your help to raise funds that support our many social programs that service homeless families in Montclair, NJ through Saint Peter Claver Church. Please Support Social Concerns through our Annual Mardi Gras Event.

All profits from the event go to one of St. Peter Claver’s most important goals, helping people in need. Providing help is especially critical during these tough economic times. Demand for services has increased sharply, particularly for the church’s food pantry. Supplies have dwindled quickly. The following are the programs you can help:

  • Our FOOD PANTRY is open five days a week and regularly feeds 60+ people in the community. The money you donate will help stock this pantry and provide some families with supermarket gift cards. You can also donate food or gift cards anytime throughout the year.

  • THANKSGIVING meals with all the trimmings are prepared for 75 + people each year.

  • EMERGENCY FINANCIAL AID is given to needy people in the community for things like prescription drugs, gas and electric bills and bus cards to get to work.

  • HELPING THE HOMELESS- Twice a year, the church opens its doors for a week to host HOMELESS families through the Interfaith Hospitality Network. The church helps feed these families, provides money for laundry service and makes their stay comfortable.

  • The COMMUNITY TUTORING PROGRAM is run by the Montclair Public Schools in the church’s technology lab. Educational books, PC-based software paper, pencils, flash cards, work books, or juice and snacks are always needed.

  • Each day, St. Peter Claver opens its doors and provides heat and electricity to a number of nonprofit groups, among them the NAACP Education Committee, NJ Peace Action and People’s Organization for Progress.

We hope that you will share in the church’s mission to help the less fortunate. The following are the many ways you can help raise money for social concerns and all profits go towards social concerns:

  • Purchase an ad in the Mardi Gras Program (all profits go towards social concerns):

    • $200 Full Page Inside Cover

    • $100 Full Page

    • $50 Half Page

    • $$25 Quarter Page

    • $10 Sponsor

  • Donate a gift basket (or items to fill a gift basket) that will be raffled (all profits go towards social concerns)

  • Attend the Mardi Gras Party on Feb. 21 at Senorita’s Restaurant in Bloomfield $35 adt /$15 chd

  • Purchase Gift Basket Raffles tickets (at the Mardi Gras Party - Feb 21)

  • Purchase 50/50 tickets (available Feb 8 – Feb 21)

The form for your contribution towards helping the needy could be found here:

http://docs.google.com/View?docid=df26w9km_25gvst784c

Thank you for caring. As Mother Teresa said:

If you can’t feed a hundred people, then feed just one.”

St. Peter Claver Church • 56 Elmwood Ave. • Montclair, NJ 07042

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