Thank you for Clothing Drive

Dear Father J.J. and St. Anastasia Family,

It is with hearts filled with gratitude and love that we thank you for your 33 years of loving commitment to our families here in Lee County, Kentucky who are born into poverty.  We received the loads of clothing, household items, infants and children toys and so many other items that our families need and are deeply grateful for.

I’d like to especially thank John and Barb Vella for their many years of generous and loving commitment to the clothing drive for our families.

Your blessings for us began arriving the evening of November 2nd with John & Barb bringing the U-Haul load followed by George & Mary Ann Schuster, Fred & Betty Navarre, Carolyn Hernandez, Jean and Carol & Ernie Reschke.  I wish you could have seen the faces of those helping us unload and those who come to our “Closet” to shop, as the word spread that your labor of love for us had arrived!! It’s like Christmas for our families and the light in their eyes and smiles on their faces says it all!! They expressed over and over their gratitude to ALL of you for providing these items for their children, elderly and families.  From our hearts we thank you. YOU literally make it possible for us to provide our “Closet” ministry for our people as you are the sole support of it.


During this special season of giving thanks, we thank our loving God for each of you and pray that you are filled with God’s deep peace, abundance and love of family and friends. Always you are in our hearts and prayers especially as we begin the holy season of Advent and Christmas.  Hug each other for us!!

Love and prayers,

Sister Mary Kay Drouin, O.P. and Charlene Dunaway