MARTIN LUTHER KING DAY SERVICE EVENT A SUCCESS!
On Monday, January 16th, St. Gregory’s partnered with Project Linus to hold the Parish’s first National Day of Service Project. Project Linus is a national not-for-profit organization that provides new handmade blankets to children in need. We had a phenomenal response to the event, with over 50 parishioners and their families volunteering Monday morning to make “no-sew” blankets for area youth in distress.
We started the morning with coffee, juice and refreshments (of course!) and then brief instruction from Ann Edmonds, the Project Linus representative for Westchester and Rockland Counties. After Ann’s presentation, parishioners chose from fabric provided by the Parish Council and worked in pairs to make blankets. Several parishioners attended with their children and grandchildren, and everyone participated in making blankets while socializing and enjoying the camaraderie of the day.
St. Gregory’s made 25 blankets, and Ann reported that “all were well executed.” Well done, volunteers!
Thank you to all the parishioners who joined us on Monday to make blankets and support St. Gregory’s first National Day of Service Project. We hope you had a great time while doing good with family and friends.
We also express our appreciation to the Parish Council chair, Elizabeth Shaghalian Vranka, for organizing the event and coordinating the details with the Project Linus representative.
To learn more about Project Linus, please visit projectlinus.org.
The Parish Council