At our Christmas Basket registrations this past week, the number of applicants more than DOUBLED from previous years. This is primarily due to the fact that Holy Trinity and St. Peter’s are closed, and another church in the North End is not able to assist people this Christmas. It becomes a larger problem when, in addition to double the number of applicants, the amount of donations that we have received so far towards Christmas Baskets is currently about HALF of what we received last year.
At this point, we have stopped taking further applications, something we’ve never had to do so before so early in the year. We are also faced with the prospect of having to dramatically reduce the assistance that each family receives.
If you are in the position to help, please consider making a donation using one of the pink “Christmas Dinner” envelopes located at all entrances of the church. We thank you in advance for any help that you can provide.