The California fires have been catastrophic. While many of you may have already started your own relief efforts, we wanted to pass along an additional suggestion to help should you have the resources to assist.
Our Lady of Malibu has confirmed that ten (10) families have lost their homes; many only have the clothing on their backs. St. Paul’s has a special connection to this school, as some of our parents are alumni. The internal outreach from our community to help has been nothing short of incredible- so thank you all for your outreach to assist these victims. After the needs at OLM are fulfilled we will move to the next area in need per information we are receiving from the Archdiocese.
Below are the most immediate needs:
- Adult clothing of all sizes (gently used and new)
- Baby and children's clothing of all sizes (gently used and new)
- New toiletries: toothbrushes, toothpaste, soap, shampoo, conditioner, washcloths
- Blankets (used and new)
- Amazon gift cards
Tomorrow and Friday there will be boxes in the entrance to the school by the front office to drop off donations. Also, if you are interested in helping to sort and distribute donations please let me know! Depending on how many items we receive, we will sort on Thursday and Friday at school and possibly distribute Friday at a location in Malibu as well. If you would prefer a monetary contribution, please simply label your envelope CALIFORNIA FIRE INITIATIVE, and please turn into the front office. With 100% participation IN ANY FORM- clothing, cash, any item on the list above, we will have a sports jersey/ dress down day!
Questions? Please contact Jessica Studholme at firstname.lastname@example.org
God bless you and thank you for your non-stop giving hearts.