St. Patrick’s Social Justice and Service Committee invite you once more to a fall fundraiser for Ashadeep.
Once more we turn our thoughts as members of the worldwide church, to supporting the children of Ashadeep, the school and orphanage for the disabled in Bijnor Diocese, North India, 215 km north of Delhi. This is the ninth year of supporting the amazing work being done by the priests and sisters there to bring hope to the very poorest of the poor.
Last year our fundraising went to the purchase of a school bus for the center. We raised $34,000.00 for the cost of the bus! Thank you to all who contributed.
Bring your family and friends and enjoy the fruit of the harvest from around Southern Ontario! Cost is $20 for adults and $10 for children age 7-12. Children under 7 are free.
Last year, St. Patrick's parishioners generously responded to a request for children's books for the English school at Ashadeep. We received many beautiful books, which were transported by a group of parishioners visiting Ashadeep last November. These are currently being enjoyed by the children and appreciated by the teachers.
Our request this time is for gently used educational toys in good condition, suitable for children from 3 to 7 years. These would include counting, matching, colour recognition, clocks, measurement materials; puzzles (no pieces missing), word matching, letter matching, alphabet recognition materials.
Crayons, markers, coloured pencils and erasers could also be contributed if they are new and unused.
Many thanks for your ongoing generosity from the Social Justice and Service Committee.