Beatitude House seeks donations

Seeks Christmas presents for mothers

YOUNGSTOWN — Beatitude House is in need of donations for the annual Santa’s Workshop, where children serviced by the agency have the opportunity to purchase gifts for their moms.

Event organizers said that every year, the children in programs at Beatitude House are able to pick out gifts for their mom, wrap them and put them under the Christmas tree.

“The excitement on the faces of the kids getting to ‘shop’ for something special is priceless,” said Jessica Driscoll-Owens, community relations coordinator for Beatitude House.

“The Santa’s Workshop is possible thanks to donations from the community,” she said. “This annual event is quickly approaching and Beatitude House is requesting gift donations.”

Items can be gloves, scarves, socks, slippers and dish towels as well as pampering items such as bath sets, jewelry, frames, books or perfume. Beatitude House is not able to accept open-flame candles.

Anyone interested in donating to the workshop may bring unwrapped gifts to Beatitude House’s administrative offices, 238 Tod Lane on the campus of St. Edward Parish, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays by Dec. 17. For more information, call 330-744-3147.

Beatitude House provides housing for 47 families and also offers language and education support to immigrants through its Immigrant Outreach program, as well as mentoring and financial aid to low-income students seeking to further their education through the Ursuline Sisters Scholars Program.

Driscoll-Owens said that to date, Beatitude House has served more than 7,000 women and children.

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