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HARVEST FOR THE HUNGRY: As I look back on these past 19 years of Harvest for the Hungry, it humbles me to know the impact that this ministry has had in our surrounding communities. We give people HOPE. Those people in need know we see them, care for them, and love them with no judgment. We give these people not only a reason to SURVIVE in their circumstances but to THRIVE and GROW in life. How? We show them God’s unconditional love. Thank you so very much to our spiritual leaders, generous donors, incredible volunteers, all the words of encouragement and to this amazing parish of Ss. Constantine and Helen, which truly is a beacon of light and hope in this dark and depressing world. -Eva Kostides

KIDZ4KIDZ CHRISTMAS TOY DRIVE: We will be spreading Christmas cheer to some of our local extraordinary special needs’ kids and children in our local shelters through Dec. 12th. We are request new, clean, non-violent toys as well as jeans, socks, shower gift sets (boys and girls), earbuds and touch-screen gloves. Gift cards to Amazon, Walmart and Target are also gratefully accepted. Please NO stuffed animals. Items may be brought on Sundays to the bin in the entrance (exonarthex) of the Cathedral or to the church office during business hours. Call Eva Kostides at 219-308-8370 with questions.

ST. NICHOLAS GIVING TREE: An extension of our Kidz4Kidz outreach is the St. Nicholas Giving Tree. Starting the week of Nov. 12th, you can shop for a child or a senior citizen. Scan the code to see how you can make a difference in a specific local person’s life this Christmas. (See flyer below)

HOLIDAY LOVE AND CARE DRIVE: Our Sunday School is asking our parish to bring donations of mittens, gloves, hats and scarves for the needy of our area. Please bring these items to the church office during business hours through December as part of your almsgiving during the Nativity Fast.

HELPING HAND APPEAL: The need is great, especially now, both within our parish and surrounding community. Please remember those less fortunate and offer your gift of love and assistance through our Helping Hand Fund by clicking here: https://ssconstantineandhelen.square.site/product/Helping-Hand/241.

Monetary donations can be made here: https://ssconstantineandhelen.square.site/product/JCsCloset/242.