The Annual Christmas Project is a PARISH tradition that provides all parishioners an opportunity to share in the joy of giving with those whose children might not otherwise receive Christmas gifts, or families that might not have a decent meal on their Christmas table.
We collect wish-list items that are then distributed to local organizations who serve less fortunate families at Christmas.
Be an angel
Pick a gift tag at the Angel Tree in the Welcome Center to donate a Christmas gift for a child or select an item on our Amazon Gift List.
DROP OFF WEEKEND
Saturday, Dec 4 & Sunday, Dec 5 from 8am-5pm - Drop off NEW un-wrapped gifts, food and non-food items at the Welcome Center.
WRAP UP WEEKEND
Saturday, Dec 11 & Sunday, Dec 12 - there are three ways to help on Wrap-up Weekend:
- Come to O'Donnell Hall on Saturday evening from 6-9pm to help Set-up;
- Join the Wrapping frenzy on Sunday morning from from 7am-12noon in O'Donnell Hall, wrapping and boxing up presents for the families;
- Stay on Sunday from 12noon-3pm for the Loading of Gift Boxes into cars and the final clean-up.
Who receives the collected items?
The Christmas Project serves local families in need. Organizations that help us distribute the gifts serve local families in the South Bay community who have requested assistance and also local schools within the LA archdiocese. Food and toiletries are donated to St. Lawrence of Brindisi's food pantry.
non-perishable food items
Baby Food ∙ Baby Formula ∙ Beans ∙ Pasta ∙ Rice Noodles ∙ Cereals ∙ Oatmeal ∙ Raisins ∙ Coffee Canned Juice ∙ Canned Fruits & Vegetables ∙ Soups Stuffing Mix ∙ Canned Meats ∙ Canned Fish Canned or Powdered Milk ∙ Flour ∙ Sugar ∙ Cornmeal Enchilada Sauce ∙ Spaghetti Sauce ∙ Jam ∙ Jelly ∙ Peanut Butter Mayonnaise ∙ Ketchup ∙ Mustard ∙ Salsa ∙ Spices
New packaged non-food items
Batteries ∙ Bleach ∙ Detergent ∙ Disposable Diapers Combs ∙ Brushes ∙ Deodorant ∙ Soap ∙ Shampoo Napkins ∙ Paper Plates ∙ Utensils ∙ Toilet Paper Feminine Products ∙ Toothbrushes ∙ Tooth Paste
For more information call Lory Zimnoch at 310-561-3702. If you know of a Parish or South Bay family in need, contact