St. Lucy School invites you to be a part of the change during this season of giving back. Change the lives of people in our community...our city...our world.
Every Wednesday during the months of November and December, St. Lucy School will introduce a new charity drive focus for the week (running from Wednesday to Wednesday)
HOW TO PARTICIPATE: Please drop donations off at the school office at 76 Kennedy Avenue in Campbell. Call (408) 871-8023 with any questions. Please note, while each week has a highlighted charity, donations for any drive will be accepted during any week up until the specific deadline. (Deadlines listed below.)
WEEK 1: Diocese of San Jose Layette Drive for mothers and babies: 11/1
BRING ITEMS IN BY 11/30
The Layette drive helps mothers in need within the Diocese of San Jose. Their newborn babies receive a layette of an approximate value of $250.
HOW TO SUPPORT: Bring any of the following donations to the school office: hand-made or new INFANT items (newborn - 6 months): disposable diapers, and wipes, undershirts, long gowns, sleep and play (one-piece), onesies and bottoms, receiving blankets, crib blankets or quilts, blanket sleepers, booties, hats.
Cash and check donations are also gratefully accepted (Make checks out to the Diocese of San Jose-Layette Fund.)
Give the gift of a Christmas meal. Each class is asked to bring a specific item that will be used to create a family meal, given to a local family by the St. Vincent de Paul Outreach Program.
HOW TO SUPPORT: Compliment our class efforts by bringing donations to the school office.
Pre K: 6 oz. box of Jell-o (large size)
Kindergarten: 6 oz. box of stuffing
First Grade: 2 lb. rice
Second Grade: 15 oz. canned fruit or vegetables
Third Grade: 4-5 lb. bag of sugar
Fourth Grade: 15 oz. can of canned yams/sweet potatoes
Fifth Grade: 12-16 oz. box of dried mashed potatoes
Sixth Grade: 5 lb. bag of flour
Seventh Grade: 18 oz. box of cake mix & 12 oz. can of frosting
Eighth Grade: 1 lb. bag of dried beans or 6 lb. can of hominy
WEEK 3: City of Campbell Toy Drive 11/14
BRING IN ITEMS BY 12/12
Light up Christmas morning for a child here in Campbell! The Campbell Community Toy Program distributes toys to children (newborn to age 14) of low income families in the Campbell School District. Through last year's toy drive over 2,300 Christmas' were made a little brighter with the support from over 800 families. Volunteers join together to donate, gather, organize and distribute thousands of gifts each year.
HOW TO SUPPORT: Bring the following donations to the school office: new and unwrapped toy for ages newborn - age 14 (no video games or gift cards) such as; balls/sports equipment, craft supplies, family games, books, stuffed animals, age-appropriate toys.
Cash or check donations are also gratefully accepted and may be made out to the Campbell Toy Program.
WEEK 4: Lion's Club International Eyeglasses Drive 11/28
BRING IN ITEMS BY 12/12
In honor of St. Lucy, the patron saint of vision and light, we are collecting prescription eyeglasses (new or used).
Every year on 12/13, The feast day of St. Lucy, we present a collection of prescription eyeglasses to the Lions Club International. They deliver glasses to regional Lions Eyeglass Recycling Centers (LERCs) where volunteers clean, sort by prescription strength and package the glasses. The glasses are distributed to people in low and middle income communities.
HOW TO SUPPORT: Bring your used (or new) prescription eyeglasses to the school office.
WEEK 5: Stop by the St. Lucy Parish Giving Tree and Share the Magic of Christmas. 12/5
Purchase a gift and share the magic of Christmas.
HOW TO SUPPORT: Pull an ornament from the tree in St. Lucy church and purchase a gift for the person on the back. Drop off your gift in the Giving Tree basket in the church.