Giving Christmas gifts to nuns

Giving Christmas gifts to nuns


Council: 101 - PORTLAND

Project Description:

Council 101 has an annual Christmas dinner with gifts and entertainment for nuns throughout southern Maine. For the second year in a row, due to the pandemic, we could not have this celebration with the nuns. In its place we put together gift packages that were delivered to 110 nuns across the region. Members of council 101 with some help from council 11257 either bought gifts or donated money to buy gifts for the nuns. Our council also donated money towards gifts. We gave them a personalized Christmas card with $5 cash along with various gifts which were all placed in a reusable Christmas shopping bag. Several Knights and some spouses helped to sort and place gifts in 110 gift bags. We then delivered the gifts to 5 drop off points for distribution to all the nuns in southern Maine. Many thanks to all the Knights in councils 101 and 11257 who made this a huge success. We have received some very positive responses from some of the nuns in the form of thank you cards. A special thank you to member and deputy GK Jesse Senore and his wife, Mary Senore, for supplying and personalizing the Christmas cards and purchasing gift bags and a special thank you to Dana Dumond, Andy Chapman, Jesse Senore and Steve Capriola for delivering the gifts.

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