Event:       Packing Backpacks for HATAS’ (Homeless & Travelers Aid Society) Albany Feed and Read Program

Date:        Thursday, October 26, 2017

Location:   5 Anderson Drive, Albany, NY

Description:  Join us on Thursday, October 26 from 6-8 pm as we gather at the Warehouse located at 5 Anderson Drive Albany NY  12205 to pack backpacks of food with the Albany Backpack Food Program run by HATAS.  They provide backpacks to area city of Albany schools full of healthy food for low-income elementary school children every weekend throughout the academic school year.  We will meet at the warehouse (address above) to help pack food that is child-friendly, shelf-stable and easily consumed.


Event:       Mary’s Corner Blankets

Date:        Saturday, October 29, 2017

Description:  Join us on Saturday, Saturday, October 28 from 10-12 a.m. in the back ½ of the Parish Center as we help the Ladies of Charity make no-sew fleece blankets for the children who are served by Mary’s Corner.  Mary’s Corner serves adults caring for children newborn through 4 years of age.  Instructions on cutting and tying will be provided.  No sewing skills required.  Contact Liz Jelstrom with form to the right or call her at (518) 462-1336 to join us.


Event:       Capital City Rescue Mission

Date:        Monday, October 30, 2017

Join parishioner, Dan Jason, on Monday, October 30, at 5:30 pm to help make and serve dinner to the folks at the Capital City Rescue Mission.  It is located at 259 Pearl Street, Albany, NY.  They will meet there.  Contact Dan Jason at danielmjason@gmail.com or (315) 416-1860 for more information or to join him.


Event:       Annual Judy Ranalli Hilltowns Clothing Drive

Date:        November 4 and 5, 2017

This annual clothing drive is put on by the Religious Education Department each November.  Your donations help families in the rural areas of Berne who are in need of assistance.  We have helped clothe over 100 families over past years.  High school students are needed to help carry clothing and/or go to the hilltowns to unload the truck and adults are needed to help bag clothing and/or drive students to the hilltowns.  Why not make this a family project?

  • Saturday, November 4 from 2 -5 pm
  • Sunday, November 5 from 9:00 am – noon
  • Sunday, November 5 from 12:30 – 3:30 pm (vehicles leave at 12:30 for the delivery)

Drivers are also needed to bring donations to the Lwanga House.

Please call Ann Smith at 465-8068 or email her at religioused@stpiusxloudonville.org if you can help.


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