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St. John's Bread and Life Sponsor a Family

November 9, 2017

 Christmas is a time of hope and compassion. We can honor the spirit of the season by embracing St. Vincent de Paul’s call to serve those in need. The Office of Campus Ministry cordially invites students, faculty and staff to support the Annual Sponsor-a-Family program. As we partner with the St. John’s Bread and Life Soup Kitchen, Sponsor-a-Family delivers food, clothing and toys to families facing difficult circumstances this Christmas.

Through the program, St. John’s Bread and Life hopes to serve food to more than 2,000 families and provide warm winter gear to approximately 1,000 individuals this season. Bread and Life is located in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn. Founded in 1982 as a ministry of the Daughters of Charity and the Vincentian Fathers, the organization is sponsored by St. John’s University.

 

To sign up to volunteer, please click HERE.  You will get a follow-up e-mail with details and to confirm your participation.  Look forward to serving with you!


Saturday, December 9, 2017 – Shift 1

Organizing Food and Toys (Set-Up)

Meet at Carnesecca Arena 8 a.m.

Organizing food and toys 9 a.m.–1 p.m.

Return to St. John’s around 1:30 p.m.

*Must be 15 years of age or older*

 

Saturday, December 9, 2017 – Shift 2

Organizing Food and Toys (Set-Up)

Meet at Carnesecca Arena 12 a.m.

Organizing food and toys 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Return to St. John’s around 4:30 p.m.

*Must be 15 years of age or older*


Sunday, December 10, 2017

Packing Food and Toys

Meet at Carnesecca Arena 8 a.m.

Mass offered at 9:30 a.m. in Brooklyn at St. John's Bread and Life

Packing food and toys 10 a.m.–4 p.m.

Return to St. John’s around 4:30 p.m

*Must be 15 years of age or older*


Saturday, December 16, 2017 – Shift 1

Distributing Food and Toys

Meet at Carnesecca Arena 9 a.m.

Distribute 10 a.m.–2 p.m.

Return to St. John’s around 2:30 p.m

 

Saturday, December 16, 2017 – Shift 2

Distributing Food and Toys

Meet at Carnesecca Arena 1 p.m.

Distribute 2–6 p.m.

Return to St. John’s around 6:30 p.m


Sunday, December 17, 2017 – Shift 1

Distributing of Food and Toys

Meet at Carnesecca Arena 9 a.m.

Distribute 10 a.m.–2 p.m.

Return to St. John’s around 2:30 p.m

 

Sunday, December 17, 2017 – Shift 2

Distributing Food and Toys

Meet at Carnesecca Arena 1 p.m.

Distribute 2–6 p.m.

Return to St. John’s around 6:30 p.m.


 

Donations also are needed to help St. John’s Bread and Life to provide food and toys for families in need.  To donate to Sponsor-a-Family, click HERE.

 

For more information about Sponsor-a-Family, please contact Jordan Bouchard at 718-990-3354 or boucharj@stjohns.edu.