We hope this letter finds you and your families safe and healthy and we thank you so much for your generous participation in the St. Joseph’s 2020 Christmas Sponsor A Family Program.
Over the past 20 years, some of the most rewarding moments of this program happened on the drop-off date, the culmination of everyone’s efforts! It was always so great to see our sponsors dropping off their bags of groceries, our team and the confirmation candidates loading several hundred bags into cars for delivery to the parishes in Hempstead and Roosevelt and, of course, our wonderful drivers driving back and forth, tirelessly all morning long.
Sadly, that social interaction and physical teamwork was not possible this year but the virtual teamwork remains remarkable! Sponsorship this Christmas ensures that over 230 families “in need” will receive gift cards for groceries. Most of us are able to manage our weekly/monthly food bill but unfortunately, many families worry about putting food on their dinner table every day. A sad reality that has increased dramatically over the past several months. So again, we thank you very much and wish all of you a safe and a very Merry Christmas!
Finally, we want to let you that we received numerous heartfelt notes of thanks from SAF Thanksgiving recipients. We know that those same “sentiments of thanks” will be received this Christmas because of your generous sponsorship.
The Sponsor A Family Committee:
Anna Sirianni, Social Ministry Director
Pat DiMattia, SAF Co-Chair
Eileen Hoey, SAF Co-Chair