Paula Veneklase, HELP Pregnancy Executive Director,
joyfully accepts our ASA donation from Miss Simmons.
Spring is the time of year when we experience many changes. The flowers begin to bloom, the trees start to blossom, the air warms up, the critters peek their noses out. These seasonal changes follow God’s plan set from the time of Creation. But Spring 2020 brought something else to our days: shutdown!
Staff had planned the beautiful, annual Via Dolorosa walk for our ASA family. One of the activities for the day was to cut and assemble flannel burp cloths to donate to HELP Pregnancy Crisis Aid, our current community service project partner.
The call went out to families for donations of fabric and thread. Multiple patterns were created for little hands to trace. But we were not together to put the project together as an ASA family. So, during the shutdown, Miss Simmons and Ms. Starback … and Miss Simmons’ grandma … sewed and sewed and sewed to put together more than 120 burp cloths for an ASA donation to HELP Pregnancy. The ladies also made several fleece blankets, flannel blankets, and lap quilts that were donated as well. All donations were dropped off on October 20, 2020.
|Miss Simmons’ grandma helps in the sewing!|
Thank you card from Paula Veneklase to all of us at ASA.
HELP Pregnancy Crisis Aid is a local, Catholic non-profit organization dedicated to providing support services for women and families. (http://helppregnancy.org)
Ideas for how to continue to support HELP Pregnancy Center this year:
Spiritual Adoption Prayer
Donations presently needed: Enfamil yellow formula, Diapers sizes: newborn, 5 & 6, Bottles and pacifiers, Baby washcloths and towels, NB and 0-3 winter sleepers and clothing (boy & girl) 24 mo & 2t winter sleepers and clothing (boy & girl)