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Holiday Toy Drive for Rosie’s Place

CAN YOU HELP?? ANOTHER OPPORTUNITY for St. Mary’s to participate in The Holiday Toy Drive for Rosie’s Place. Rosie’s Place has 240 children on their list this year. We provide 4 NEW toys per child and they (along with wrapping paper) are distributed to their mother/guardian who wraps these toys for their children, thus providing a happy Christmas for both mother who has the great pleasure of giving to her own child and child who receives the magic of Christmas. While shopping for children on your list, would you consider buying extra gifts for the precious children of Rosie’s Place? The cost of the toys should be @$15. As you might be aware, since it founding by Kip Tiernan in 1974, Rosie’s Place has provided a safe and nurturing environment that helps poor and homeless women maintain their dignity, seek opportunity and find security in their lives. Rosie’s Place currently is home to 40 women, living in 3 homes. In addition, RP provides advocacy for countless additional women for whom these toys are earmarked for. Rosie’s Place relies solely on the generous support of individuals, foundations and corporations and does not accept any city, state or federal funding. The toys can be dropped off in the narthex of the church. Please drop them off by December 10 when they are to be sorted and put in a “store” for the women to shop for their children. Any questions- please call Elisabeth Comer at 781-772-2220 or email at THANK YOU!!

We rely on donations of new toys and gift cards to make it possible for our guests to make their children’s holiday dreams come true. Here are a few facts regarding our toy distribution at holiday time:

*Women will be able to browse our “store” and choose what gifts they would like to take home for their children.

*All toys should be new and unwrapped.

*Donated wrapping paper and ribbon is given to mothers to wrap their children’s gifts.

PLEASE NOTE: We are most in need of toys and gift items for boys and girls 12-16 years old.

TOYS WE PREFER: Gift Cards, puzzles and books for all age groups, multicultural dolls, books and games, new stuffed animals, unisex toys, Legos and building blocks.


Important Date: Toys due December 10, 2008

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