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Giving Pantry

canned goods

In order to keep the donations for the Food Pantry coming in to stock the shelves, Jack and Jane Zilly will be at the bottom of their driveway (5231 Maple Springs Drive) with the back door of their SUV opened to accept donations 

Thursdays from 10-11am.

We want to thank you all for your continued support and generosity over these last months.

Jane and Jack Zilly

[email protected]

216-402-8912 (Jane)

216-402-5431 (Jack)

The Giving Pantry provides lifesaving food and hygiene items for those struggling. Recipients include three local food pantries and three down town Cleveland. Donated items can be placed in the baskets in the gathering area each weekend. The Giving Pantry collects weekly, non-perishable food and necessary living items needed for daily survival. 

Food Donation Items needed weekly: Canned beef, pork, spam, salmon, tuna, chicken, stew, rice, noodles, pasta, spaghetti sauce w/meat, dry soup mixes, cereal, dried fruit, raisins, peanuts, peanut butter, jelly, coffee, tea, crackers and cookies.

Items needed monthly: Blankets. Bath items, hand soaps, toothpaste, toothbrushes, shampoo, conditioner, Depends, feminine products, toilet paper, paper towels, napkins, laundry detergent, fabric softener, dish soap.

St. Patrick's Hunger Center

Volunteers from the parish travel to St. Patrick's Hunger Center in Cleveland about 4 times a year to prepare and serve a meal.  Bakers are also needed to provide home-baked goodies to serve along with the meal. These can be dropped off at the Parish Hall prior to the trip to St. Patrick's. Please check the Parish Bulletin for dates. CONTACT: Connie Eddy 440-543-8651 to volunteer.

Up Coming
We will cook and serve a meal at St. Pat's Hunger Center as scheduled on Tuesday, December 22.  Due to CoVid, the meals are carry out only.  
 St. Pat’s has been getting roughly half of the people than usual, around 75, coming for the meals.   We are limiting the number of volunteers to cook and pack.  Please let Connie Eddy know if you intend to volunteer.
 
As the demand is smaller, we ask only for HOMEMADE cookie donations.  A few bakers making a couple batches can handle it.  Please contact Connie Eddy, [email protected], to make delivery arrangements as we still cannot deliver to SJA.
 

Seasonal Giving Opportunities

Back to School Supplies: at the beginning of each school year the parish collects school supplies for needy children in Northeast Ohio.

Blanket Sunday: each fall the parish collects new and gently used blankets and sheets for families in need in the Cleveland area. 
 
Cold Weather is approaching, SO Jane and Jack Zilly will be collecting BLANKETS (in their original packaging), along with the food collection in their driveway on from 10-11am at the bottom of their driveway (5231 Maple Springs Drive) with the back door of their SUV opened to accept donations.
 

Giving Tree: 
Giving and Sharing Tree 2020
 
We will be accepting donations differently this year.  We are asking parishioners to purchase gift cards instead of the usual gifts for Target, Walmart, Amazon, Giant Eagle or Heinen’s.  These gift cards will be divided up among the 6 charities to whom we have donated in the past.  
 
Just drop off your gift cards in the mail slot by the Rectory door or put in the box by the tree in the narthex after November 21. Please be sure to put your card in an envelope and indicate the amount on the card.  Please do not wrap your card.
 
We really appreciate your generosity, especially during these difficult times.  These charities would not otherwise be able to bring Christmas to their families. Thank you so much for consistently stepping up to make other’s lives better.
Any questions please contact:
Mary Horvath, [email protected]
Jane Zilly, [email protected], 216-402-8912
SJA office, 440-247-7183
 

St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church

496 East Washington Street
Chagrin Falls, Ohio 44022
P: 440-247-7183
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