Donation Drop-Off Weekend is Oct. 28-29 at St. Agnes Catholic Church. “Share the Journey” is sponsored by the Migration and Refugee Outreach Program which is collecting donations of household and personal items on Saturday, Oct. 28 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and Sunday, October 29 following the noon mass to 2:30 p.m. Items will be collected in the St. Agnes Catholic Church Parking Lot by the Parish Hall at 1910 North Randolph in Arlington.
A partial list of current needs for refugee families includes new twin and queen size bedding, brooms with dust pans, baking dishes, mixing bowls, new kitchen utensils and kitchen knives as well as floor lamps, alarm clocks, shower curtains and rings and hand can openers (no electric.) They currently are not accepting diapers, any type of clothing, toys or used car seats. For donation questions contact MRS’s resource coordinator at 703-841-3891.
This effort quotes Pope Francis in September 2017: “We mustn’t be afraid to share the journey! We mustn’t be afraid to share the hope!”