Christmas Giving is Alive at St. Clare Commons

Posted by: - Sunday, December 4, 2016

Help members of St. Clare Commons spread the holiday spirit with a gift for Toys for Tots and/or an addition to the Mitten, Scarf & Hat Tree for Bethany House.

St. Clare Commons is an official drop off point for new toys for the Marines Toys for Tots Program. Individuals can drop off new toys during the Center hours from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. until December 8.

In addition, families are welcomed to add a pair off mittens, a scarf and/or a hat on a very special Christmas tree for the children of Bethany House. The tree and all its warm winter wear will be on display as it fills up with apparel from residents, employees, and members of the community. Additions for the tree will be accepted until December 8 then taken to the Bethany House for the families.

Bethany House, is a mission of the Sisters of St. Francis of Sylvania, Ohio. The Sisters of St. Francis are extremely involved at St. Clare Commons serving as Mission Integration leaders and as part of the Pastoral Care Program. Bethany House is a long-term shelter for victims of domestic abuse and their children. It has served more than 1,200 individuals since 1984 and provided more than 200,000 nights of safe shelter to victims and their children.