Giving Tree Update
“We can do no great things, only small things with great love.”
~Mother Teresa
Thank you to everyone who supported the Giving Tree this year. Once again, despite all the challenges of 2020, the STM community responded with generosity and kindness to make the holidays a little brighter for our neighbors in need. Over 500 gifts – toys, clothes, household items, gift cards for holiday meal and monetary donations – were collected and distributed to individuals and families supported by the St. Vincent de Paul and Jerusalem House. Merry Christmas and best wishes for a happy and healthy New Year.

 

St. Vincent DePaul Volunteer Opportunities
Volunteers at The STM Chapter of the St. Vincent dePaul Society have been busy assisting community members who have been negatively impacted by the pandemic. The CARES Act has also provided funds to DeKalb county residents who have been laid-off, terminated or furloughed due to COVID-19. More info

If you know a parishioner who needs support at this time, please encourage them to contact us at stm.svdp@gmail.com.

Virtual Volunteer Opportunity with Catholic Charities of Atlanta
Last year, STM started a partnership with Catholic Charities After School Program to provide academic support and art enrichment for second graders at Clarkston’s Indian Creek Elementary School. This partnership is now able to contin-ue via Zoom! If you’re interested in supporting students in the challenges of virtual learning, they’re looking for STM volunteers willing to work with 2-4 students in break out rooms on zoom, to check-in on students and support with assignments. Email John at schwenklerj@gmail.com with questions or interest.