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St Joseph’s North Shields Youth Mercy Associates help Mary’s Meals

In December we began our appeal to help Mary’s meals with their Backpack project. We attended one of the Mercy Associates meetings and their parish coffee morning to ask for help. Everyone was very generous and we had lots of items donated. In February we sorted, packed, checked and labelled the backpacks. After our work was done we sat and enjoyed a pizza tea. Then in March Mary’s Meals sent special bags for the backpacks and a courier collected them to take to their warehouse in Glasgow.

We collected 40 backpacks and 2 big boxes of extras. There was also lots of items that were not on the Mary’s Meals list. This meant that we could donate big bags of clothes and toiletries to the “Walking With” project and our parish charity shop so local people have been helped too. We send a big thank you to all who have helped make this appeal so successful.