Holiday Party Collinwood Neighborhood Catholic Ministries
If you noticed an unusual number of cars parked on the corner of St. Clair and Royal or a steady stream of wide-eyed children and smiling adults entering and exiting the Collinwood Neighborhood Catholic Ministries house on Sunday December 3rd you were not imagining this scene. Santa made his annual visit to the Collinwood Neighborhood Catholic Ministries Holiday Party to hand out gifts and coats to excited children. He could not have furnished gifts and coats without the help of the police and fire departments’ Toys for Tots and Operation Warm programs.
While the children and their parents were waiting to visit Santa they munched on sandwiches, chips and cookies. The Refreshments were purchased with a grant from the Jennifer Fund. After the children saw Santa, they took their pictures to the basement where they decorated frames to hold their memento of their visit while the adults socialized around the Christmas tree.
Two families from Gesu Parish in University Heights spent Saturday morning trimming the Christmas tree and “decking the halls” with various holiday paraphernalia. As each person left the party they received a Humphry popcorn ball and a book from the Little Free Library.
Sr. Madeline Muller
staff member, Collinwood Neighborhood Catholic Ministries