2017 Family to Family
The Family to Family project began 14 years ago and is a Thanksgiving and Christmas tradition at American Martyrs.
We sponsor families from our sister parish, St. Lawrence of Brindisi in watts with gifts for the holidays ... without us, they may not have a Thanksgiving meal or a Christmas for their families. Families at St. Lawrence apply to the program based on financial need, and are interviewed by staff members of the St. Lawrence parish.
We recognize many who have sponsored a family also support other charitable projects and that the financial commitment for F2F began to feel excessive. Based on your feedback, we have redefined the parameters for the program this year to the following:
- Thanksgiving - $50 El Super scrip and card
- $50 El Super scrip
- 3 reasonable gifts per child (a toy, shoes or clothing) OR 1 large item. No electronics will be requested.
- A stocking with small items like shampoo, lotion, etc.
- Pajamas, underwear and socks are optional
- One wish list item for the parents of $25-$50 value
If you've 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. If you haven't participated, we encourage you to do so this year.
Sign-ups will be held before and after all Masses the weekends of November 4-5 and 11-12.
We will be selling Thanksgiving cards and the El Super grocery scrip at sign-ups so please bring cash or checks.
We also need volunteers to help with sign-ups!
If interested, please email f2f@AmericanMartyrs.org.
Michele & Kurt Neesley and Pam McCarthy