Every winter, we ask our parish to donate new mitts, gloves, scarves, hats, and toques by hanging them on the branches of our Charlie Brown Tree set up at the back of the Cathedral. Just before Christmas, they are sent to North End Schools where they are given to children who need them.
This past winter, 40 pairs of mitts, 46 hats, and 45 scarves were donated and delivered to Champlain School.
In January 2011, we received a letter from Champlain School – “On behalf of the students, staff, parents and guardians of Champlain School, I would like to thank you for your generous donations. We are always in need of hats and mitts for our students. Partnering to assist members of the community speaks volumes to our ability to help each other and build community. We look forward to working with you in the future. Thank you again for your support, it is very much appreciated. Sincerely, Maxine Geller, Principal”