2020 Family to Family
The Family to Family project began 15 years ago and has been a Thanksgiving and Christmas tradition at American Martyrs since then.
Typically, we sponsor families from our sister parish, St. Lawrence of Brindisi in Watts with gifts for the holidays ... without us, they may not have had a Thanksgiving meal or a Christmas for their families. St. Lawrence families apply to the program based on financial need, and are interviewed by staff members of the St. Lawrence parish.
For all of you that have sponsored a family in the past, you know that the gift is truly given back to you by the project. It is an amazing feeling.
Due to COVID-19, so much has changed in all of our lives and we understand this is a very difficult time. With your participation, we are hoping we can still help the families in need from our sister parish.
Unfortunately, we will not be able to participate in a gift drop off this year and will not have specific St. Lawrence families assigned to American Martyr's families.
We feel the best way to proceed with the program is to provide scrip/gift cards for Christmas. That way, families could shop for their holiday meals and purchase gifts for their children.
Please click the link below and answer 3 questions to let us know if you would participate in supporting these families by purchasing scrip/gift cards that will go directly to St. Lawrence, for the families based on need.
We look forward to hearing from you!
Thank you and God bless you.
Michele & Kurt Neesley, and Pam McCarthy