Though recent warm weather would try to tell us otherwise, Christmas is fast approaching. So here at Brown Bag Ministry, we’re in full swing collecting what we need to prepare 200 of our 2017 Holiday Gift Bags, which will be distributed on Christmas Eve to homeless men at the South Wilmington Street Center in Raleigh. Please take a look at the list below and consider what you might be able to contribute:

  • Men’s underwear
  • Men’s t-shirts
  • Socks
  • Scarves
  • Washcloths
  • Winter gloves
  • Winter hats
  • 4-blade razors
  • Shaving cream
  • Puzzle books
  • Non-romance soft-cover books
  • Full-size hygiene items (deodorant, toothpaste, etc.)
  • Hand-warmer packets
  • Blankets

Drop-Off Information:

Every Saturday through December 16
9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
St. Andrew the Apostle Catholic Church
3008 Old Raleigh Road, Apex, NC 27502

*Note: You can also drop off your labeled donation in the Brown Bag Ministry collection bins next to the St. Andrew parish office during normal business hours (9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.) or simply place them in the back of the Brown Bag Ministry truck (which remains parked at the parish during the week). And if you have a large donation that’s difficult to move, just contact us to arrange a pickup.

Thank you for your support!

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