Adopt-A-Family Easter

Before Easter parishioners can choose a needy child or children by age and gender and provide an Easter Basket to be delivered by a service agency.  It is a fun and wonderful way to brighten the Easter holiday for a young child.  Last year 802 Easter baskets were given to RAIN in Camarillo, Lutheran Services and Many Mansions in Thousand Oaks and Catholic Charities of Ventura, Oxnard and Moorpark.

We ask that the baskets be wrapped in cellophane and be ready to give to a child.  The baskets can be store bought or handmade for children from infants to 13 years. Please deliver baskets to the parish hall before and after all Masses on the scheduled collection dates.  If you miss the collection weekend, please deliver your baskets to the Pastoral Office.   All parishioners are encouraged to donate an Easter Basket or two!  We do take monetary donations with which we will make baskets. Please make out to AAF Easter. For more information please call Pat & Jan McDade (805)498-4043 or call Jackie Treuting (805)495-4630

2019 Collection Results: 1402 Easter baskets were given to needy children in the area:

  • 250-Moorpark Catholic Charities
  • 150- Many Mansions
  • 96- Ventura Catholic Charities
  • 13- St. Jude needy families
  • 38- RAIN
  • 247- Care & Share
  • 13- Gabriel's House
  • 255- Rescue Mission
  • 150- Heart2Heart
  • 190- Oasis Seniors 

Many thanks to the following:

  • Jim & Diane Pieczynski and Conejo Teen Organization large cash donation
  • Margie Rivoli making 500+ baskets with money donations
  • Karen Schneitz and St. Jude School for their large donations of baskets
  • Ron & Dee Code donated prayer cards to go in each basket made with donation money
  • Sandwich Ministry made 155 baskets with toys donated by an anonymous parishioner they went to Rescue Mission
  • Junior High Ministry made 150 baskets under the direction of Karen Schneitz they went to Heart2Heart
  • Brenda Hagen and friends for making 190 baskets for Oasis Seniors
  • St. Jude parishioner's for their generosity for making baskets or making a cash donations

For more information please call Pat & Jan McDade (805)498-4043 or call Jackie Treuting (805)495-4630

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