At Christmas we celebrate the gift of hope among us, a miracle that God reminders us of everyday at St. Matthews Maryland. Our wish for you that the same signs of hope give you comfort and joy. Merry Christmas.
Santa's Sale Big Success
Our Annual Christmas Store was again a success! 70 families shopped for gifts for 200 children, as well as gifts for mom and dad and a few food items.
Families picked from the tables laden with donations, giving them the dignity of making a choice. This year we introduced a fee of $2 per child. Parents expressed thanks for the opportunity to be participants in providing gifts for their kids. The economy of "hand outs" can deflate moral and self respect. This is a small way to make the gift giving a three way partnership between the donors (and THANKS to you), St MMCM and the families.
Photo above: Cheryl Perchak, a long time SMMCM volunteer was one of our "Personal Shoppers", assisting families in the process. To see more photos of the store follow this link.