Remembering the Children of NPH – Special Second Collection This Weekend

Anne Mears Shares Her Experience with NPH I had the privilege of visiting the NPH Dominican Republic home during the Summer of 2019 when I chaperoned the high school service trip from our St. John-St. Paul Collaborative in Wellesley. I had worked with NPH in the past when the Pequeño Tour had come to play and sing during our Sunday Masses. The young people who visited from the Guatemala home during this visit were an outstanding group of young people. NPH emphasizes that they strive to make their homes as close as they can to a stable loving family atmosphere ...
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St. Francis House Men’s Clothing Collection – Weekend of June 5-6

We are so happy to be able to resume our tradition of the June Men’s Clothing Collection for St. Francis House! Please take advantage of Spring cleaning and donate on the weekend of June 5-6 at the St. John garage (behind the church building) between 9AM-5PM. St. Francis House rebuilds lives by providing refuge and pathways to stability for adults experiencing homelessness and poverty. They serve approximately 50 clothing appointments per day (M-F) which is 250 full sets of clothing per week to their guests in need. 85% of St Francis House guests are men. Women's items are ...
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Bike Collection for “The Bike Connector” – Sunday, May 15 at 1:00pm in the Saint John School Parking Lot

The Bike Connector is a non-profit, 100% volunteer-run, community-based program that provides free bikes for people in need: children who have never had a bike and adults who need transportation. They also offer “Do It Together” bike repair workshop, affordable bicycles, and hands-on educational programming. They recently provided free bikes to the three Afghani young men we are helping to resettle through the POWIR program. In appreciation for their generous help with our young men, we would like to help support their efforts! The Bike Connector only works when they have bikes. They depend on generous donors to donate outgrown ...
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Remembering the Children of NPH – Social Media Campaign and Special Second Collection May 21-22

Unlike any other moment in our lifetime, the Covid-19 pandemic upturned our lives and our understanding of the world. But unlike in the U.S., the countries where NPH Homes reside didn’t have the benefits of government subsidies, local nonprofits, or food pantries to help them survive. During that same time, NPH USA had to cancel all their in person fundraising events and postpone international trips as Covid-19 restrictions swept across the globe. NPH Homes were thereby faced with a $2M budget deficit. NPH’s survival has come down to cutting any expense beyond meeting a child’s most basic level of needs ...
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This Weekend: Special Second Collection for Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program

Each year, through our Collaborative Lenten Gift, we reach out as a community to one particular place of suffering, amid so many in the world. This year, we will open our eyes and hearts to the plight of those suffering on the streets of Boston. We will reach out through our support of the Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program (BHCHP), which provides the highest quality health care services possible to some of the most vulnerable members of our community – Boston’s homeless individuals and families of all ages. A well-known and well regarded organization, they care for an ...
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