Helping Families in Need

Posted by svdadmin 07/11/2019 0 Comment(s)

For over 45 years the St. Rose of Lima Christian Service Program has been helping the families in need of temporary assistance in Simi Valley. Currently we feed over 130 families a week with bags of groceries, used clothing and in many cases we provide personal financial support to the individual families as needed. Much of our funding is provided by the Knights of Columbus through donations to Serving Those In Need Inc.

We also receive funding through kind donations from the St. Rose of Lima Parish community.

During the holidays there are special programs for the families and their children. At Thanksgiving each family is provided with a special meal bag along with a gift card to purchase a turkey to complete their Thanksgiving dinner. At Christmas time there is a childrens’ Christmas Party that is attended by 250 children and their parents. Each family receives a canned ham and groceries for their Christmas dinner. But, the highlight of the party is the bags of toys distributed to the families from Santa Claus!

I want to thank the St. Rose of Lima Community, Serving Those In Need and The Simi Valley Knights of Columbus.

​Earl Todd, Director