Our Global Haiti Giving Tree reminds us each Advent, about our covenant relationship with the parish of St. Genevieve in Zoranje, Haiti. Since 2005 the parishioners of St. Patrick St. Anthony and St. Genevieve reach across the miles to support one another in faith and love. Our Christmas in July fund raiser this past summer met our goals of ensuring each student has a daily meal, and every teacher and staff member received a modest wage increase. Thank you!
This Advent, we continue to listen to the families and pastor at St. Genevieve as we ask for your continued support for the parish school. Our focus this Christmas season is on providing educational materials and tuition assistance to fulfill their needs.
A Sister Parish committee member offers this reflection for your consideration:
Do you remember your excitement and enthusiasm for learning when given a new workbook in school? Some of the students at St. Genevieve have been re-using or sharing their workbooks, even year after year. Imagine how having new learning tools will help the students of St. Genevieve School!
Having the appropriate learning tools will help the students practice what they learn, reinforce new skills and develop new knowledge. Having their own learning materials will help the students be more engaged and motivated to continue studying.
Can you help us St. Genevieve increase these students in their educational journey by providing workbooks and learning materials? What a Christmas gift that would be to the students in our Sister Parish. Thank you.
The estimated cost of a set of books and workbooks for one student is equivalent to $100. US. Donations may be made online via our webpage (access with QR code), or with a check (made out to SPSA Church, with “Sister Parish Giving Tree” in the memo) in the collection basket or mailed to the office. MESI-THANK YOU!