The Giving Tree will be up in all three parishes for the next three weekends ending on August 18th. As many of you may know the CSCM has been exploring the possibility of helping over 300 homeless youth in our community, a homeless youth is described as living in inadequate accommodation or in temporary foster care. While we have not developed a complete plane to serve this segment of our population we have included additional hygiene items on the tree in addition to the usual school supply items and are requesting cash donations to start a fund to purchase large back packs suitable for older school age youth who are basically living out of back packs. If you can help in this area please make your check to the parish marked “BACK PACKS” and the funds will be co-mingled and use as needed. We will report to you the amount raised and any other needs as we continue to explore this project.