28 May 2019 | Posted by: chadmin
This summer, thanks to the local efforts of Illinois American Water, we will once again collect new and gently used shoes. All shoes — flip-flops, sandals, tennis shoes, clogs, dress shoes, garden shoes and more — will be donated to WaterStep (waterstep.org). Usable shoes are sold to an exporter, and the funds raised help bring clean water to those in need.
Shoes will be collected through August 25 and can be deposited in the box in the main vestibule at church. Bring them after any Mass or during the week enter at the parish office doors to bring them to the church.
Throughout June, July and August here at St. Philomena, we will need help weekly bagging shoes as well as loading and bringing them to the Illinois American Water facility at 8400 N University. Because we typically collect a LARGE amount of shoes, it is important that these tasks be done weekly so the piles don’t become overwhelming. Bagging is easiest done after Mass on Sunday and we’d like them to be hauled on Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday each week. Bagging is a great activity for a family. If you are interested in helping with this project, contact Rhonda Parker in the parish office or sign up on our Sign Up Genius by clicking here.