Homeless Ministry

We wish all a healthy and productive New Year of 2020! You have supported our many projects during 2019, and we are so appreciative of your caring and sharing. When you see all of the events and items you have provided, clearly this takes all of us, and we cannot thank you enough.
• In 2019, we received, processed and shared well over 1000 lbs of organic produce from Joanne Patton of Squire Oaks Farm, donated to us specifically for feeding the homeless, as well as started our Gardening Angels group to help at the farm
• We have tripled our volunteers list since we took over in November of 2018, welcome everyone!
• We still serve a light breakfast and hot lunch meal at the Sisters of Charity Soup Kitchen in Anacostia every 2nd Saturday each month, notification comes to you via email and directs you to a SignUp Genius
• We have successfully added a hot dinner meal every 4th Thursday each month at the Leesburg Homeless Shelter, notifications come to you via email and directs you to a SignUp Genius
• We held a very successful Blessing Bagging event on December 7, and filled 300 bags in 30 minutes. We requested 300 of each, nutrition bars, waters, fruit cups, hand warmers, string cheese, peanut butter crackers, band aids, and survival blankets.Most of these bags have been distributed to Mobile Hope in Leesburg, Leesburg Homeless Shelter and Anacostia Soup Kitchen. We hope to have another event in March.
• We provided 8 layette sets of infant needs (per the request of The Sisters in Anacostia), for 8 expectant mothers in their care. These items were provided by Birthright of Leesburg, and all of you.
• We, along with newly formed group of Helping Heroes hosted a Holiday party at Leesburg Homeless Shelter for the residents and their children. It was a very festive Holiday wonderland of balloons and games, beautiful music provided by a very talented parishioner Ben Reichert, food and gifts. Huge thank you to the Heroes, and to you Ben, and the many volunteers it took to do this!
• We are so appreciative also to our Ladies Auxilliary and our Knights of Columbus who supported us and donated coats, hats and gloves, we can do so much working together!

*Please feel free to reach out to any of us:
Tracy Ippoliti – Tracy.ippoliti@gmail.com 703-727-4125
Mark Ippoliti – Mark.ippoliti@gmail.com 571-748-8584
Jennifer Dize jydize@gmail.com
Bev Bryant bbteachkids@gmail.com
Maria Byrd maria.nog.byrd@gmail.com

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