Lent 2021: Parish Lenten Giving Program

The Lenten Giving Program 2021 collects non-perishable food and specific household items for distribution to those in need through local non-profit community organizations.

The agencies the Lenten Giving Program 2021 will be supporting this year are the St. Joseph’s Residence in Enfield, My Sister’s Place in Hartford, ImmaCare Homeless Shelter in Harford, and The House of Bread in Harford. Each weekend we’ll collect for one of these agencies.

Please bring any and all donated items to the South Wing at St. Paul Church. Your generosity is appreciated. 

Mar. 20 and 21: Collection benefit The House of Bread, which was founded by two Sisters of St. Joseph to meet the basic needs of Hartford’s poorest people, provides short- and long-term housing, meals, job assistance and other support in an atmosphere of dignity and respect to help people become independent.

The following items would be very helpful and greatly appreciated by those at the House of Bread:

  • Coffee
  • Sugar
  • Rice
  • Pasta
  • Canned tuna
  • Cereal bars
  • Granola bars
  • Boxes of cereal
  • Cases of juice boxes and water
  • Mayonnaise
  • Mustard
  • Ketchup
  • Paper plates
  • Plastic utensils
  • Kitchen items
    • Dishes
    • Flatware
    • Glasses
    • Mugs
    • Pots
    • Pans
    • Garbage bags
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Bed sheets
  • Blankets
  • Pillows
  • Backpacks
  • Tote bags
  • Diapers
  • Baby formula
  • Soap
  • Shampoo
  • Deodorant
  • Shaving cream
  • Disposable razors
  • Toothpaste
  • Toothbrushes
  • Socks
  • T-shirts
  • Underwear
  • Shoes,
  • Gloves
  • Clothing
  • Non-perishable food
  • Small appliances
    • Toasters
    • Microwaves
    • Televisions