Thank you to all who have reached out to give to our Angel Tree,
as well as children in foster care or whose families are in crisis.
Social Concerns Challenge Thank You
Thank You Dear Church Family,
A few weeks ago, a parishioners generously offered us a $25,000 Challenge for our Social Concerns office. We wondered if we could rise to the challenge and raise that amount of money.
Two weeks ago, we announced that we were at $20,000. That same weekend, a parishioner handed one of our Deacons a check for $5,000 to help us reach our goal. Since then we received another $5,000 in donations. When our generous donor heard the Good News that we had not only met the Challenge but raised a total of $30,000, he raised his Challenge donation to $30,000 so now we have received in total $60,000 for Social Concerns outreach. This money is the equivalent of receiving two months worth of support from the Thrift Shop.
God does work in mysterious ways because even with the Thrift Shop closure, your generous donations enable us to help our clients financially at the same level as when the Thrift Shop was opened. We are truly grateful to all of you. From the bottom of our hearts, we THANK YOU.
God bless you for your generosity!
Olga & Jerry Kelly - Social Concerns Coordinators
ANOTHER OPPORTUNITY: CHILDREN'S HUNGER PROJECT
The Children’s Hunger Project (CHP), invites the people of Ascension Catholic Community to share their blessings with hungry children. During the school year, CHP provide meals to children in the area who often go hungry on the weekends. Currently 45 elementary schools are giving 2,400 children a food package for the weekend. The need is expected to increase dramatically in 2021 as COVID food dollars are expected to end this calendar year.
Thanks to your generosity last year we collected almost $15,000. These funds enabled us to provide weekend backpack meals to 110 children at Creel and Croton elementary schools for the entire school year.
This second Sunday of Advent, we would like to create the magic again and raise enough funds to cover another school year. Volunteers will be available after every Mass to answer questions, collect money, and explain how you can feed hungry children.
Ways to donate:
- Money in the collection jar this week-end after Mass
- Check – can be mailed directly to: The Children’s Hunger Project, 1855 W. King St., Cocoa, FL 32926 (indicate on the comment line that it is for the Ascension fundraiser)
- On-line - https://thechildrenshungerproject.org/donate/ (again, indicate In Honor of Ascension Community Catholic Church)
Additional information on the mission can be found on our church website under the outreach tab or by clicking here.