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Adopt a Family Charity: UPDATED INFORMATION

November 30, 2020

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Adopt a Family

Advent Season is a time of preparedness, in our hearts and minds, to celebrate the birth of Jesus. It allows us to take a step back and see who we are and how we can show God’s love to others in our community, which is what we are called to do as Christian people. 

Stewardship is using our time, talent and treasure to take care of that which is not ours.  With this in mind, we are pleased that all classrooms at École St. Angela Merici will be participating in the Adopt a Family Project. This year we will be supporting 16 families at a sister school within the Regina Catholic Schools Division. Our goal is to provide these families with a Christmas hamper, filled with food and gifts, so they may enjoy a wonderful Christmas.

Through this project, students and teachers in our school will be practicing stewardship in the following ways:

Time:   gathering and sorting donations, promoting the project in individual classrooms, wrapping gifts, preparing hampers and delivering hampers;

Talent: Students in the school will be using their skills to personalize the boxes and make festive items for the families;

Treasure: students and their families are invited to donate non-perishable food or make a cash donation to help build the hampers. 

Each Christmas hamper will include:  non-perishable food items, the makings of a Christmas meal, household goods, a toy or other gifts for each child, and gifts for the parents/guardian(s).  St Angela Merici families are invited to send non-perishable food items from the list provided or a suggested $5.00 cash donation to purchase perishable items, gifts and household goods to include in the hampers.

This year, if you prefer to support the Adopt a Family Charity with a cash donation, you have the choice to donate on-line. You may do so by clicking on this link. 
Under the Gift Information, please fill in the “OTHER AMOUNT” area
Fund Destination is ”ÉCOLE ST. ANGELA MERICI” 
Tribute Information, select “NOT A TRIBUTE GIFT”
Under the Message Board, please indicate “École St. Angela Merici ADOPT A FAMILY CHRISTMAS 2020”. 
We ask if you are using this option, these donations be submitted by Monday, December 14.

Please send all food donations to school by Friday, December 11.   Teachers will be putting together the Christmas Hampers the morning of  Thursday, December 17th and they will be delivered that same afternoon.

Thank-you in advance for your support and generosity!

 NEW INFORMATION:   List of Adopt a Family Members.pdf

Suggestions for Christmas Hampers

Pasta – All types of dry pasta
Pasta  - Package mix
Hamburger Helper
Sauces – Tomato, Alfredo, etc.
Salsa/Tortilla Chips

Hot Chocolate
Juice Crystals
Canned/ or bottled juice
Juice boxes
Milk powder



Dish Soap
Dish Cloths
Laundry Detergent
Fabric Softener
Tea Towels
Dish Scrapers
Paper Towel

Canned Fruit
Canned Vegetables – Corn, peas, beans, etc.
Canned Tomatoes
Chicken and Beef Broths
Canned Fruit – Pears, peaches, etc.
Canned Soups & Stews
Canned Tuna & Salmon

Beans/lentils/barley, etc.

Breakfast Cereal
Instant cereal – Porridge

Pancake Mix 
Granola  Bars
Fruit Bars
Rice Crackers
Other Crackers


Condiments – Ketchup, mustard, .etc.

Soya Sauce



Baby food