Back Packs/School Supplies Donation
Each August St John Neumann community collects backpacks to be given to Cornerstones the packs are then filled with school supplies by Kids R First and donated to local needy children. If you have questions or would like to participate, please contact Jo-Ann Duggan at 703-860-6149 or email@example.com.
Quarterly the St John Neumann community collects birthday gifts for the children at the Laurel Learning Center. There will be bulletin announcements and lector announcements when it is time to make birthday donations. The wished for items are printed on tags and made available in the parish hallway. After taking printed tags it is asked that you purchase and wrap the specific item attach the tag and return to the parish hallway. If you would like to participate, please contact Linda Preston – firstname.lastname@example.org.
Brown Bag Sunday
On the last full weekend of the month the Cornerstones van will be in the parking lot to collect non perishable food items. The food will be given to Cornerstones to distribute to the needy in our local area. Cornerstones food pantry is located in the Lake Anne area of Reston. If you would like to participate, please contact Jo-Ann Duggan at 703-860-6149 or email@example.com
Christmas Angel Project
The St John Neumann parish community is asked to participate in this drive each Christmas season. Announcements regarding timing will appear in the bulletin and will also be made at weekend Masses. The gifts are given to the children of Laurel Learning Center to help with their celebration of Christmas. The wished for items are written on angel tags that will be available in the hallway for pickup. The gifts are to be wrapped and returned to the hallway. If you have any questions regarding this drive please contact – Maura Burke at firstname.lastname@example.org
Gifts for Kids
St John Neumann parish community participates in another drive for area children at Christmas. Announcements regarding timing will appear in the bulletin and will also be made at weekend Masses. These gifts are given to eligible children through Cornerstones to help make their Christmas joyful. The wished for items will be available in the parish hallway and items are to be returned unwrapped to the hallway. If you have questions regarding this drive please contact Linda Preston at email@example.com or MaryKay Crain at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanksgiving Food Drive
St John Neumann parish community collects food to supply 150 families with a Thanksgiving meal. The food is disbursed through Cornerstones who also determine eligibility. The information regarding timing and needed items will be listed in the bulletin in early November. It takes our entire community to donate food to enable us to accomplish this need. Help is always welcomed for sorting and preparing the items for each family. If you have any questions regarding the Thanksgiving food drive please contact Pat Hancock at 703-620-6242.
Our parishioners who are involved in this ministry provide meals for parish families at times of crisis or when in need. The family situation will be evaluated regarding the types of meals and frequency that best fit the situation. If you are anticipating the need for a meal or two following a hospital stay or illness, let us know. We can help. A member of our congregation has graciously volunteered to deliver a home prepared meal to you and your family. Also, if you are willing to help with this ministry by preparing and delivering an occasional meal, we would be most appreciative. To request a meal or volunteer to help please call Diane Trentacoste at 703-868-1380 or email@example.com .