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St. Paul’s Latest Partnership in Bridgeport:
New Transitional Housing for Victims of Domestic Violence Program

Help furnish three 3-bedroom apartments for women in crisis. Each apartment needs: 1 full size bed, 3 twin beds, 3 pairs full size sheets with pillows, pillowcases and blankets, and 9 sets of twin sheets with pillows, pillowcases and blankets; 1 set of crib sheets and bedding; 12 towel sets; 3 sets of pots and pans; 3 sets of tableware; 3 sets of dishes and glasses; 3 sets of toilet paper, paper towels, oven mitts, dish cloths; gift cards for groceries and toiletries. Please bring NEW ITEMS ONLY to the church, labeled, “Transitional Housing.”

Food Pantry at St. Luke's and St. Paul's
Suggested items are white rice and dried beans, canned tomatoes, canned vegetables, tuna, sardines, canned chicken, corn bread mix, and canned pineapple. Grocery Gift Cards (which may be ordered and donated through our parish office) are an ideal way to contribute. Contact Linda Shackleton.

Coats For Kids and More
Looking for winter clothing, coats and boots; household goods: cookware, dinnerware, flatware; linens: sheets, towels, comforters, curtains; baby items: bedding, car seats, pack'n'plays; kid's toys and games. Please launder coats, clothing and other fabric items. Contact Alberta Vargas.

Playdate with a Purpose
We are looking for Mothers of young children who are interested in cooking rice or tuna salad for the community supper once a month. We meet in each other's homes on a volunteer basis and bring our young children to play as we chop, cook and enjoy each other's company. Cooking usually occurs the Monday or Tuesday morning before the supper. If interested, please contact Lynn Shavinsky.

Operation Hope Cooking
We cook a meal for 50 people on the first Monday of every month. We cook the same meal of kielbasa with peppers and onions, dessert and coffee. We meet two hours once a month starting at 9:30 am. Children are welcome. There is a financial commitment of $10-$20 a month to purchase ingredients. Volunteers are needed especially during the summer when group members are away on vacation. Contact Tracy Osborne.
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