Here at St. Cecilia’s we have collection bins available for recycling specific items for those in need, as well as an ongoing food collection to benefit our neighborhood food shelf. Items may be dropped off in the lower level Link. Below are the details:
Elementary (pre-kindergarten through 6th grade) new and/or gently read books are needed and provided for the students at College Prep Elementary to keep them reading over the summer months. College Prep Elementary is a charter school in our area that serves immigrant children. In addition to our yearly “book drive” we also collect books year round.
Gently used clean clothing is collected and distributed to Joseph’s Coat and Halle Q. Brown Community Center Clothing Closet.
Dishes, pots and pans, and kitchen utensils are collected and delivered to Bridging, an organization that provides items free of charge to people in need. To donate furniture or other household items, please see the information available on the bulletin board in the Link.
Food Shelf Collection:
Donations of nonperishable food is needed on a regular basis to help those in need. If you’re at the grocery store, consider picking up an extra item to drop in the St. C’s collection bin. All donations are delivered to Keystone Community Services.
Secure the Call Foundation collects unneeded cell phones and reprograms them to be used as free 911 emergency phones. The phones are distributed to domestic violence shelters, neighborhood watch groups, and other agencies with an immediate need for 911 access. (Note: chargers and accessories are not needed).