Events & Fundraising
VETERAN’S OUTREACH CENTER, UTICA, nY.
abraham house, utica, ny
VA PANTRY FOOD DRIVE.
A current project at St. David’s is a food drive for the VA Food Pantry at Veteran’s Outreach Center, Utica. The Pantry is running critically low of non-perishable food stuffs and household consumer goods. If you are interested in supporting this worthy project, please bring your items to the Parish Hall. The Parish Hall is open M - F 9:00 am until Noon, or drop them off on Sunday morning until Noon. (Come early and stay for Mass (10:00am). We’d love to have you and yours join us.
Examples of useful items for the drive are soups, can vegetables and fruit, beans, sauces, pasta, rice, condiments, pickles, peanut butter, jams, tuna, chili, canned meats, breads, flour, sugar, etc. Anything that would be a meal or help to make meals. Also, household consumer goods like paper towels, personal hygiene, soap, tissue paper, dish and laundry soaps.
ABRAHAM HOUSE, UTICA.
We have designated Abraham House as our outreach project for May and June. Abraham House is a comfort care home for the terminally ill. They provide 24 hour care and try to make their guests as comfortable as they would be in their own homes during their final days. The House doens’t receive any funding from insurance or the State or the Federal governments so they are dependent upon giving from the community and grants. They have many ways we can help including volunteer opportunities, gift cards for groceries and sundries. In addition they have a capital project underway to acquire a new facility in Rome. The House has a generous donor who will match any funds raised. Further, the have a thrift store from which they raise funds. We plan to donate items from our June garage sale for their store. Information sheets are in the Parish Hall that provides more background about them. We encourage anyone to give thrift items, volunteer at the House, and/or give financially, All checks should be made out to St. David’s with “Abraham House” in the memo line. We will collect through June 30th.
Church tag Sale - June
In conjuction with the Barneveld community tag sale. Date to be determined.
Church Picnic - August 4TH
Held at Trenton Park, Barneveld. We hold Mass outside under the up hill pavilion, followed by a pot luck picnic luncheon. The congregation turns out in mass and everyone enjoys the fellowship with God and neighbor. Everyone is welcome.
Christmas Wreath sale - November
The sale is completed by Thanksgiving weekend. Pick up is in the Parish Hall of St. David’s. Funds raised benefit the life and work of the St. David’s Parish. Life green wreaths are decorated with red ribbon and pine cones. We will post specific dates later in the year.