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
Our School Supplies collection focuses on supporting Oceanair Elementary School.
This year we collected items valued at over $5500 to contribute to the students starting
an unusual school year. Pictures from below are from previous distributions.
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, 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 125 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 60 families with
food and gifts to make the holidays a little warmer.