SSVP Activity Report for the last 9 months – 2022

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So far in 2022 St. Joseph’s Conference have made over 174 home visits providing food and clothing vouchers, beds and other assistance to some 64 families in our parish and the immediate surroundings consisting of 115 children and 141 adults.

Despite the pandemic and the weather we had a reasonable successful “Bundle Up” weekend this September; thanks to all who participated, especially the volunteers.  We will be doing it again next April and September in 2023. 

Due to the pandemic, attendance at Camps Marygrove for girls and Camp Ozanam for boys was restricted to children who were vaccinated. This unfortunately limited the attendance. Hopefully next summer will be different.

This is the second year that we have provided “back to school” help to students of families in need. Families seem to appreciate the extra help.

We are currently putting together our Christmas Appeal list of neighbours in need, more about this next month.

 Thank you for your ongoing support.

Great opportunities to help others seldom come, but small ones surround us every day.

Sally Koch