Each year, by the Grace of God and with the leadership from our priests and religious education teachers, our teens have been selecting a service project to complete during the Nativity Season. Past years have seen them collect food, toys, and funds for local charities. This year, several teens expressed their desire to help the homeless of Pittsburgh by collecting and donating winter coats. With the help of their advisor, Mrs. Deep, they contacted the Light in my City organization to see how they could help with their efforts.
The teens organized a winter wear drive at the church and were able to collect many items such as coats, hats, scarves, and sweaters to donate! In addition, they organized a parish luncheon and raffle, with all proceeds and donations benefiting Light in my City. Erik, founder of the organization met with the students and parish to present about Light in my City's mission.
The teens are proud to announce they raised over $1600 for the organization, which was MATCHED by a Light in my City donor. Their efforts yielded over $3200 in funds and over 15 large bags of warm clothing, which was quickly distributed to those in need.
For more information on the Light in my City organization, please visit their website at www.lightinmycity.org