Friday, June 3, 2011

Eye glasses & athletic shoes donations accepted at the Market on Saturday!

The Saint Ambrose Ladies of Charity/Common Ground Coffee Table will have collection boxes for your donations at the Market tomorrow.

St. Ambrose is collecting old pairs of prescription glasses and new or gently used kids' athletic shoes (up to adult size 9) to take to our Sister Parish in San Agustin, El Salvador in July.
There is a doctor willing to check the prescription on all the donated glasses and they have arranged for an El Salvadoran eye clinic to come to San Agustin to check eyes. Your old glasses will give new eyesight to someone!!
Also, the principal of the school in San Agustin reports that many children come to school without shoes. The mission group is hoping to take many pairs of new or gently used athletic shoes and new athletic socks with them in July.
This request has been in the St. Ambrose bulletin but there might be a lot of folks in Cheverly with extra glasses or shoes who'd like to donate to this wonderful cause. If you can't bring donations to the Market on Saturday, you can also deliver them to St. Ambrose church (there are collection boxes in the lobby).

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