Adopt-a-Family Christmas

Signups: November 3, 10, 17 and 24, 2019  Following all Masses at the church doors.

Collection Day: TBA

About.  Each December parishioners have the opportunity to brighten Christmas for a low-income or homeless family.  A family is chosen according to size.  The parishioner then provides a gift for each family member and a food gift card.  The items are boxed and labeled with an ID number and brought to the church parking lot to be packed onto trucks which will deliver the donations to specific service agencies.

You can also volunteer on collection day to unload cars, mark boxes, load trucks, wrap gifts, etc. for two hour shifts. 

Additionally, your company or neighbors can adopt a family or participate in the parking lot on collection day.  Community Service Hours are available.  To sign up, contact Cindy Kozal (818) 889-0612 or [email protected]

To get involved email Coordinators: Kathy & Eric Terndrup | (818) 559-3967 OR Karen & Mark Nichta | (818) 383-4406

Adopt-a-Family Sign Up: Adopting a family at Christmastime has become a tradition for scores of St. Jude’s parishioners.   It’s an opportunity to brighten your holiday season and that of a less fortunate family.  We can find just the right family for you, with the names, ages and clothing sizes of all family members and provide information on how to prepare your donation boxes for drop off. Adopt-a-Family Instructions. 

Adopt-a-Family Toy Shop: TBA

Adopt-a-Family Wrap Night: TBA

Collection Day Sign Ups.  As parishioners deliver their Adopt-a-Family boxes to the church parking lot, we will need help with all sorts of jobs:  set-up, traffic control, labeling boxes, assembling, loading trucks, the unforeseen, and clean-up.  To sign up, contact Cindy Kozal (818) 889-0612 or [email protected]

Collection Day: TBA

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Adopt-a-Family donations will bring the spirit of Christmas to families assisted by Ventura Catholic Charities, Oxnard Catholic Charities, St. Malachy's Catholic Church in Los Angeles, Catholic Charities Moorpark, Lutheran Services in Thousand Oaks and Many Mansions in Thousand Oaks.

"For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat.  I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink." Matthew 25:35