Our Lady of Perpetual Help LOC Christmas Project

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, restrictions were imposed by the local government: social distancing and mask wearing. Therefore, for the first time in 50 years, the Ladies of Charity at Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Archdiocese of Washington, altered its Christmas Project Giveaway to comply with these restrictions while still continuing to serve the neediest in the community.

One of the major differences was the solicitation of monetary donations from the OLPH Church Family for the Giving Tree Project. Also, in lieu of flowers the Wilkinson family requested donations to be made in memory of Mrs. Earline Wilkinson, a LOC member.

In total 100 families were served; 66 of those families had a total of 165 children. The donations to the Giving Tree enabled us to provide the children with new books, hats, scarves, gloves, socks and toys. In addition to the Giving Tree portion of the Christmas Project, the LOC provided a copy of the Josephite 2021 Calendar, a turkey and $50 Giant Foods Gift Card for each family. The clients were very happy. One client in particular presented a card of appreciation to the Church for the kindness given to his family.

Kudos to all those who worked extremely hard and safe to make this Annual Event a success!

Submitted by:
Nicky Wilkinson, Committee Chair
Christmas Project Giveaway

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