This is a Lenten Outreach Opportunity that starts on Ash Wednesday and ends on Palm Sunday each year. The shoeboxes are donated to various Outreach Organizations, including the Franciscan Outreach.
The purpose is to fill a shoebox (you provide shoebox) with a variety of the following suggested items to be given to an Outreach Association: Tube Socks, Hotel Size – Soap and Shampoo, Kleenex (small packages), Brush and / or Comb, Plastic Rain Poncho, Deodorant, Wash / Face Cloth, Small Towel, Toothbrush / Toothpaste, Disposable Razor, Baby Powder, Hand Lotion, Gift Card from McDonald’s, Burger King, etc. (not to exceed $5.00), and other small items. Please be sure to include these two following two items: Word Search or Crossword Puzzle Book and Pen and a Plastic Easter Egg filled with Candy.
When a shoebox is filled you can decorate it (if you choose to do so). Then put a rubber band around it, mark the box either “Man” or “Woman”. Place the shoebox in the containers provided in the Gathering Space in Church, at the Parish Center or leave it in the School Office. These boxes will be delivered to the various locations during Holy Week so that they can be distributed on Easter.
Thank you for caring and participating!! – For additional information or questions, please contact Barbara Schulz at 773-622-2121.