Parish: 233-3092 | School: 232-5290 | Faith Formation: 232-3514 | 2900 Hoover Avenue, Ames IA

This weekend is our Good Samaritan Black Bag  Collection.  This month’s collection is for Good Neighbor Emergency Assistance. Please be  generous with your contributions this week.  This weekend is also our Good Samaritan Food Shelf Weekend.

 St. Cecilia’s Parish, a founding organization of Good Neighbor Emergency Assistance (GN), has been a faithful andgenerous supporter of GN for 24 years. Due in large part to St. Cecilia’s support, GN has been able to assist more than 10,000 Story County households avoid homelessness through the years.  GN has been flooded with requests for assistance these past 18 months due to Covid19. In 2020-21, GN helped 599 households pay for rent, utilities, gasoline, food, and phone cards, spending a total of $247,964 for these needs.  In the first two months of 2021-22 fiscal year, we have already helped 217 households with $70,969.  These assistance numbers reflect our weekly payments for households referred to us from the Story County Immigrant Fund.  We are grateful for St. Cecilia’s support in offering our Neighbors hope and help in times of need.  Thank you – Good Neighbor Staff and Board.