I hope you are well and that you are surviving Thanksgiving Day in good health and humor.
Several days ago I put out an email about collecting dried soups. We need soups with high protein things like beans and meat would be good.
The advice of a friend Steve and Sean we are looking into securing bulk soups. We need EVERYONE’S help to feed our Ukrainian friends.
With the good advice of our friend and coworker Jayne, the collection will also collect dried oatmeal like Quaker’s High Protein Oatmeal which is a very good, nutrient dense food. Each packet has 10 grams of protein.
Also, Carnation’s Breakfast Essentials (a milkshake) would also be good.
The Ukrainian Relief Project New Haven is providing coats for children in Ukraine. Your gift of just $25 will provide a coat.
Provide the gift of warmth to children in need today with a new coat!
Every $25 donated purchases one new coat for a child in need. Give the gift of warmth this winter!
We are able to secure coats for children at a discount.
The Ukrainian Relief Project New Haven will be sending the coats over to Ukraine. Join us in this effort.
KofC Council 16253
St. Michael the Archangel Church
569 George Street
New Haven, CT 06511-5301
I just got home after a meeting discussing humanitarian aid to our brothers and sisters in Ukraine. As a community near and far from New Haven and Ukraine sent many thousands of pounds of winter clothing for those in need in Ukraine. I will report to you the details soon.
We have been asked to provide some food to be sent over with a few vehicles that have been donated. Both Father Roman Manulak and the Police Chief in Lviv have made this request of us. As you know, Father Roman is our trusted point-person in Ukraine.
Since the Eastern Christians are beginning their preparation for Christmas tomorrow, a period of time from now to Christmas is called the St Philip’s Fast. It is a time for prayer, some fasting, and a work of charity. The PROPOSAL for a collection:
Happy Veterans Day today to Carl, Myron, Andrew, and all veterans.
Thank you for what you did, and what you are doing.
Thanks to Brett Joly for the action pics.
St Michael the Archangel, pray for us.
This week we are having extra days added to the volunteer schedule to get the number of clothing donations received this past weekend, prepared for shipment to Ukraine. And we are expecting some additional donations this week. We are looking for your help
Our schedule is Tuesday (Nov. 8) and Thursday (Nov. 10) are the designated days. The volunteer time involved on these days will be from 4-7:30 pm. If you can only commit to 1-2 hours on either or both of these days we would be grateful.
On Saturday (Nov. 12) we are packing the truck. In preparation for the 8:30 trailer arrival, volunteers are asked to be available at 7:45 am. There is concern about the rain forecasted for that day. Pray that the rain will hold off until the truck is loaded. Will keep you updated regarding any changes.
As you know from the news reports the winter season is upon the Ukrainians and the war continues with great alarm. Our friends in Ukraine have identified the GREATEST URGENT NEED is for WINTER CLOTHING for people of ALL AGES.
Hats, gloves/mittens, coats, pants, underware, sweaters, sweat suits and anything else that will enable them to be protected from very cold winter weather. Preferably new clothing, but we will take gently used, clean clothing.
The collection place is:
St. Michael the Archangel Church Hall (behind the church)
569 George Street
New Haven, CT 06511-5301
Deadline is Saturday, Saturday, November 5th:
We received word today from Anna, Father Roman’s wife, who informed us that the GREATEST URGENT NEED right now is for WINTER CLOTHING for people of ALL AGES.
Hats, gloves/mittens, coats, pants, underware, sweaters, sweat suits and anything else that will enable them to be protected from very cold winter weather.
Please deliver these Items to the church hall on Saturday between the hours of 10:00 AM and 2:00 PM and Tuesday from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM by Saturday, November 5th. They will need to be packed during the week after November 6th so they can be loaded on the truck on on Saturday, November 12th to send off to Dnipro in New Jersey on Monday, November 14th.