• Our Food Pantry and Clothing Departments are well stocked and we supply our clients with both
• At Thanksgiving, we give the makings of a dinner – turkey and all the trimmings – to all that have cooking privileges.
This past year, we also had a woman who felt it would be a treat for our clients to have a sit-down dinner for seventy people in our school auditorium.
She and her family decorated the auditorium, bought, brought and cooked turkey dinners; they served them and when the dinner was finished they cleaned up and thanked the guests for coming.
• At Christmas we collect gifts, wrap them and give them to all our children, senior, homeless and handicapped.
• We keep in touch with our homebound and elderly on a regular basis.
• We find jobs and encourage the local businesses to alert us to their need of workers so we can fill them from our list of job seekers.
• The school children of our clients bring their list of supplies needed for the start of the school year and we fill them.
• Alcoholics Anonymous meets in our Meeting Room four times a week.
• The federally funded FAN truck comes to our building to distribute food to the senior citizens.
• We obtain Health Insurance for those who meet the qualifications.
We are constantly expanding our services to meet the needs of the community. During the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy, we were operating seven days a week. A good part of the time was spent delivering food, clothing, gift cards, cleaning items and construction tools to the victims.
On September 22nd, 2013, we arranged to have the nurses from Catholic Health Services here to give flu shots to anyone in the parish over the age of 18. There was no charge for these shots and the nurses were kept busy with over 300 people coming in for the flu vaccine. They referred to the day as “Healthy Sunday” and, since it was such a big hit with the parishioners, next year the nurses intend to include blood pressure screenings and possibly one or two additional services.
Because of the great demand Catholic Health Services will return to Our Lady of the Assumption on March 30th and October 5th of 2014.
On March 30th CHS came between the hours of 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. to check Blood Pressure and BMI status.
On May 4th we will be holding a Job Fair in the Religious Education Building between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. There will be five local companies attending (Home Depot, Dunkin” Donuts, National Recruiting Group, New York Healthcare and United Healthcare) and will inform you of the positions available at their firm and will also be accepting applications for these positions.
On October 5th CHS will be here between the hours of 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. to administer the Flu Vaccine to anyone interested in receiving it. Keep in mind that there are no charges for this service, no insurance required and your age will be the only proof that you need.