Coupons for
St. Andrews

A huge THANK YOU goes out to those folks who have clipped coupons and soup can labels for St. Andrew School.  We thought that since the school is closed we might not need to contribute coupons anymore.  But a day care center is now being considered at the old school, involving current St. Andrew teachers and staff, and the St. Andrew’s neighborhood community.

 

So please DO continue dropping off your coupons and soup can labels to the boxes in the Transfiguration Gathering Hall.  They will contribute to people in real need.

If you would like more information on other product labels that we are collecting, visit these sites:
  www.campbellsoups.com
 and

www.generalmills.com .

Seeking Justice For Children

Seeking Justice for Children attempts to improve the living, learning and developmental environment for disadvantaged children in the Rochester Area.  Project leaders and committee members with experience working in family law, education, healthcare, social work, mental health and those with a love for children are needed. In addition strategic planners, project leaders, communication and marketing skills would be very helpful

The Facts:
Did you know that Rochester is ranked first in New York State for child poverty and 11th in the nation? 38% of city children under 12 years old live in poverty. The New York State bishops remind us in Restoring the Covenant, that The Gospel and our Catholic Social Teaching require special concern and attention toward people who are struggling with poverty.” They continue: “One test of that covenant strength is the priority in which these special concerns are held by state and society, and how that priority is expressed in our public policy choices.”

73,000 children in the 12 counties of the  Diocese of Rochester are growing up in families with incomes at or below the  federal poverty level (family of 4 about $20,000).  Yates County has the most  poor children (21.9%  of those under age 18) and Rochester is first in  child poverty among New  York’s urban areas.  Do you know how many children are poor  in your county?   The Catholic  Campaign for Human Development website offers some food for  thought on how low-income families with children juggle and struggle to cover  just the basic needs.  For example,  infant childcare can cost $80-160 a week, toddler care about $135.   Working parents need help with  childcare costs.   Please pray  for all children at risk and watch for updates about our Diocesan advocacy initiative on behalf of children

 

Advocacy Projects

Care of God's Creation
Seeking Justice For Children
Legislative Action
Women's Kentucky Retreat

 

Justice For Children Related Information

Urban Outreach Program

Factshhet
Progress

 

 

Meetings

2nd Wednesday of each month at
7:00 pm. in PLC Rm 3

 

Keep Clipping

A huge THANK YOU to those folks who have clipped coupons and soup can labels for St. Andrew’s School.  We thought that since the school is closed we might not need to contribute coupons anymore.  But a day care center is now being considered at the old school, involving current St. Andrew teachers and staff, and the St. Andrew’s neighborhood community.

So please DO continue dropping off your coupons and soup can labels to the boxes in the Transfiguration Gathering Area. They will contribute to people in real need.

 

"Lord, how good it is for us to be here..."  Matthew 17