The St. Anne Parish Dinner with the Homeless is a wonderful event for our community.
This was the 35th year of the event that was started by Nancy Moriarty, a long time parishioner.
A full Christmas dinner is served whilst Christmas songs are sung, and new socks and gloves are handed out to all our guests as an early Christmas gift.
Throughout the year, it’s obvious that kids at St. Anne want to give back to their community and to those less fortunate. Their zeal for stewardship learning projects shines through. The Dinner with the Homeless is no exception.
At least two dozen middle school students and high school alumni participated to help serve, clean up, sing, and hand out over 200 pairs of gloves and socks donated by school families.
One eighth grader who helped hand out socks and gloves reported back, “I liked it. You could tell they were real people. They were very thankful. Some liked to tell stories”
When asked about her experience, a sixth grader who sang and bussed tables said, “A lot of people stood up and clapped to the music. And they scraped their plates clean!”
A huge thank you to all the adult and student volunteers who were at the Dinner last night and to every St. Anne family for donating the much needed socks and gloves for this winter.