St. Columba receives prepared Easter Baskets from churches each year. Usually we are
able to provide baskets to approximately 100 children in our community. These go out
with food requests and go to families that we have assisted recently with other special
Thank you to everyone who has donated items, money and energy to this year's
program! Our distribution took place on Monday, August 31 and concluded by 3 PM
and we were able to help 574 students! That's 65 more than last year! Thank you to
the folks at Lafayette Presbyterian Church for all their help and providing us with a
distribution site. None of this would have been possible without the support of
everyone who contributed and made this year a huge success!
Numerous churches, businesses and individuals come together to support us
through financial and in-kind donations. We provide each of our adopted families
with a turkey, eggs, butter, fruit, cranberry sauce, stuffing, rolls, and a variety
of other food to make Thanksgiving nice for those in need in our community.
Volunteers and staff work together the week of Thanksgiving to sort,
pack and distribute approximately 150 baskets.
For Christmas, we provide food similar to Thanksgiving, but also coordinate a gift
program. The gifts depend on the support of churches in our community who host
angel trees for the children in these families. Last year we provided 56 families with
food and gifts to make the holidays a little warmer.