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Clothing and Coat Drive – September 27th – October 1st

We will be accepting clothes and coats on September 2, 28 and 29th. As you go through your family’s closets and drawers in the coming weeks, making decisions about which school and business clothes need to be replaced, please remember that any clothes you donate to our clothing and coat drive will go from Saint Mary’s to a person who truly needs them. Please Note: There will not be another coat drive during the winter. So please donate coats now!

There will be volunteer opportunities from Saturday, September 27th to help set up Farrell Hall through wrap-up on Wednesday, October 1st. Volunteers will be needed to sort clothes on September 28, 29 and 30th. During the afternoons of September 29 and 30th, representatives from participating organizations will have the opportunity to come to Saint Mary’s and select what their organizations can use. We will need people to assist those who will be selecting and to keep the clothes in order. To volunteer, please see the sign-up sheets available in the foyer of the Worship Center, visit SignUp Genius http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0d4bafad29ab9-2014, or contact Carol Mayfield, carolm@stmaryofsorrows.org.



Bikes for the World Collection on October 4th


Bikes for the World collects usable/repairable bikes and spare parts and ships them to poverty stricken areas of the world. After being refurbished, these bikes become a main source of transportation to work, school and health care. The annual collection at St. Mary’s for Bikes for the World is Saturday, October 4, 2014, from 9 am to 12 pm in the St. Mary’s parking lot. Donate your old or used bikes or volunteer to help. Help is needed to set up, process the bikes for shipment, collect donations & write receipts. On the job training will be provided! This is a great way to earn confirmation service hours. For more information contact: Jackie, 703-798-3917, colonna@cox.net, and Brian, 703-764-3845, lbbakeith@gmail.com.

Fair Trade Coffee Sale Coming on September 27th – 28th

Support economic justice for others by purchasing Fair Trade. Coffee and chocolate will be sold after Saturday evening and Sunday morning Masses, and before the 12:30 p.m. Mass on September 27th and 28th.



Used and Leftover School Supplies Collection A Huge Success

Thanks to all who contributed to the collection of thousands of crayons, and colored pencils, hundreds of pens, pencils, markers, paper, composition and spiral notebooks, and many, many other miscellaneous items! These supplies will be distributed for use by local students, as well as in Peru, the Philippines, and beyond.