Social Concerns

Pope Francis: “Migrants and refugees are not pawns on the chessboard of humanity. They are children, women, and men who leave or are forced to leave their homes for various reasons, who share a legitimate desire for knowing and having, but above all for being more.” 9/24/13

Birthright Giving Tree: Give a Mother’s Day gift to new mothers by taking a tag from the Giving Tree. Bring new or gently used maternity and baby clothes up to 18 months, baby supplies, diapers, blankets, tiny baby toys(rattles, etc.) NO STUFFED ANIMALS! If you are expecting, or have a baby, bring in outgrown maternity and baby clothes. You can pick up items of the next size at Birthright, 609 W. Birch (across from Ice-Burg), 529-8678. Volunteers, especially moms with little ones, arealways needed.

Spring Fling in Pioneer Park: Profits from Spring Fling will benefit the Walla Walla Alliance for the Homeless in their efforts to help meet the needs of the homeless. Music, dancing, food, visit from Seahawks’ mascot, raffle for Seahawks autographed football! May 6,7,8: Friday, 2-9 pm, Saturday, 10 am-10 pm, Sunday, 10 am-4 pm. A fantastic way to celebrate Mother’s Day! Admission free!

Second Harvest Food Distribution: Kay Barga is again leading the effort to distribute much needed produce, Wednesday, June 1, 11 am-1 pm. If you would like to help, contact Kay, bagabk@charter.net.

Next Social Concerns Meeting: May 18, 7 pm, St. Patrick’s, John of the Cross room. Come share ideas of how we can best “walk the talk” of loving our neighbor.

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