Corpus Christi gave $6,000 which equals 300 pairs of new shoes!!!
WOW – WOW – WOW and THANK YOU for your incredible generosity!
For those who are new to our faith family, each year the St. Joseph’s Foundation hosts a Christmas party for children who live in Orange County motels. These children are technically homeless, as their parents cannot afford more permanent housing.
The children enjoy games, activities, and lunch at the party AND receive a new pair of shoes. Employees from Big 5 Sporting Goods come to the celebration to measure all of the children’s feet and then return before the end of the party with a brand new pair of shoes for each child!
For years now, Corpus Christi has been donating the cost of the shoes for these “motel kids”. Last month we held a “Shoe Sponsorship” Drive in order to raise funds for the new shoes and asked our community to consider sponsoring a pair of shoes for a child. A shoe sponsorship of $20.00 provided a new pair of shoes! Our parish goal was 100 sponsorships – as you can see, we blew that goal out of the water!
So, once again, to those who helped to make this year’s shoe drive such a success….thank you! You are truly helping us to fufill our parish mission statement of making a difference in our families, church, and world!
My blessing is to be your pastor now and for all the many more good things that are to come.
Father Tim Ramaekers