Through the holidays, CCS programs partnered and gathered with community members to celebrate the season in the spirit of unity and generosity…
Mission Benedict Christmas Boxes
Mission Benedict collected enough food for 150 boxes for families in need, more boxes than ever before. St. Mary Parish also put up a giving tree for St. Joseph Shelter residents and accepted cash donations totaling more than $6,000 to purchase items for the boxes and provide emergency assistance for community members in crisis throughout the year. This would not have been possible without the generous support of St. Mary Parish, the Benedictine Sisters and Oblates of Queen of Angels Monastery, the Knights of Columbus, St. Mary’s School, Kramer’s Nursery, the Sunshine Division of the Portland Police Department, Marion Polk Food Share and Regis High School. On behalf of the families served, we extend our deepest gratitude.
ILP Christmas Craft Night
Our Independent Living Program (ILP) recently hosted a Christmas craft night at the Kroc Center where youth created gifts for Christmas ranging from neck warmers to cozy tied blankets. Each year, ILP helps nearly 200 foster youth develop lift skills on their way to becoming responsible, independent adults.