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Provide a helping hand to families this Christmas!

Provide a Helping Hand to Families this Christmas!

St. Jude is partnering with St. Alphonsus and churches across the city to provide a dignified Christmas to 500 families this year! The North(east) Pole is a community Christmas Store that sells brand new toys and gifts to low-income families for 10% of their retail value. For example, a $20 toy will cost $2 at the North(east) Pole. Parents and grandparents are allowed to shop and purchase gifts for their loved ones, which allows children to receive the present they really want for Christmas and gives parents the joy of purchasing gifts for their families! St. Jude is looking for financial and gift card donations which will be used to purchase toys for the Christmas Store.  Tax deductible financial gifts (checks or cash) may be sent directly to St. Alphonsus (224 Carrier St NE) and gift cards to Meijer, Target, and Sporting Goods Stores (MC Sports, Dunhams, etc) can be dropped off at the parish office– or Sue will be in the vestibule after Mass next weekend to accept your donation. Please make checks payable to St. Alphonsus with North(east) Pole in the memo line. If you would like to volunteer at the Christmas Store or are interested in more information, please contact AJ Fossel at 616-913-4415 or email

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