GEM collection Aug 21-22

We need clothing! — all ages, all sizes, male and female. Again, our Knights of Columbus pick up all expenses associated for this collection. Everything you give to GEM — groceries, clothing, and cash — goes directly to Guadalupe Social Services at Our Lady Of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Immokalee. You truly make a difference!

Bring your donations in any bag or box. Do not bring open containers of food and any items that are expired. Return your donated items – before or after Mass – to the collection site (Penske rental truck) located in the northeast parking lot across from the parish office. Make checks out to “Guadalupe Social Services”.

Groceries: Cereal, rice, beans, pasta, macaroni and cheese, Maseca (tortilla flour), canned soups, canned vegetables, canned fruit, canned meats, canned tuna, vegetable oil (small bottles), spaghetti sauce, peanut butter, juice boxes, and cookies. Tooth brushes, toothpaste, mouthwash, soap, shampoo, shaving cream and razors, and deodorant. Please consider purchasing bulk rice or beans (5, 10, 20 & 50 pounds bags are the most common sizes).

Clothing:  . . . for males and females — all ages, all sizes. This includes but is not limited to all sizes of shirts, blouses, pants, dresses, jackets, and light coats. Ensure clothing is serviceable and clean. Please no personal items, undergarments, socks, shoes, or gloves unless donated in an unused condition.

Prohibited: Soft drinks, alcoholic beverages, candy, opened containers, frozen foods, fresh produce, housewares to include linens, glassware, pots or pans, bedding or blankets.

To volunteer for our August GEM collection, contact Craig Imhoff, 451-1218 or at

Thank you sincerely for your support of the GEM ministry and for being the “Heart and Hands” of Christ to our brothers and sisters in Immokalee! This is your ministry. You are GEM!

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