Thomas House Drive
February 24th and 25th
The Justice and Peace Ministry will be holding an event on February 24th and 25th to raise support for Thomas House. Thomas House provides transitional housing to homeless families, along with services designed to move them into permanent housing after a few months. The apartment is provided by Thomas House, but the families need all the typical items you would need if you were moving in such as: pots and pans, dishes, cups, utensils, dish towels, toasters, and trash cans for the kitchen; towels for the bathrooms, rugs, shower curtains, shower liners, shower curtain rods and hooks, as well as trash cans; full and twin-sized sheets and blankets, mattress pads, and full and twin-sized blankets for the bedrooms, along with picture frames.
We would greatly appreciate any new or gently used houseware items you would be willing to donate. You can bring them to church on the day of the drive, or drop them off at the Parish Center before then. If you have any questions, or need your items picked up, please contact Cynthia Lee at (714) 846-2908. Thank you for caring and your support.
Help Build a Habitat for Humanity Home
A “Catholic Coalition” of parishes in the Orange Diocese is going to partner with Habitat for Humanity to build a home for a homeless veteran family in Tustin. Work will start soon, and the home will take about a year to construct. Saint Bonaventure is going to pick a day or two to provide volunteers, and you are invited to join us. It should be fun to spend a day working together while at the same time helping a needy family get into a home.
You don’t have to have construction skills to work on the site (the Habitat team provides training and supervision), but you do have to be willing to work 7:30 AM - 3:30 PM on the day we pick (with your input). Volunteers must sign a waiver and must be 18 to work unsupervised. Teens 16-18 can work if a guardian is on site, who can supervise multiple teens. Younger kids can be part of a family “lunch bunch” crew bringing lunch for the workers, which is really helpful. Families can also sign up to build playhouses off-site.