Back-to-School Drive for Homeless Kids

Colette’s Children’s Home 

BACK-TO-SCHOOL DRIVE FOR HOMELESS KIDS

Colette’s Children’s Home operates several local shelters serving women and children who have fallen into homelessness due to crises such as job loss or domestic violence. Last year Colette’s received nearly 4,000 requests for help and was able to provide housing and supportive services for 633 homeless women and children in Orange County. 

These children range in age from kindergarten to high school. The Justice & Peace Ministry would like to send them back to school with the clothes and supplies needed to do well. We ask our parish community to join in this effort. 

Will you be doing back-to-school shopping? Please consider buying for one more child, perhaps the age of your child. Ask your child what they would want to have in their backpack for school, or a piece of clothing they would like, and buy one more for a homeless child. 

Bring your donation to the parish center the weekend of July 27-28. We can also use gift cards to Payless for shoes and Kohl’s or Walmart for basic clothing. Thank you for caring! 

To learn more about Colette’s visit www.healinghomelessness.org.