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The Advent Calendar is used by several families as a countdown to Christmas. Each day the door corresponding to the date is opened and a the recipient receives a surprise gift. At OLM we try to do it differently. Each day of advent, instead of receiving a gift, we give a gift. We collect one small item each day and gift it to the families of our parish via the Good Neighbour Fund / Caritas.
Note: Earlier attempts at this initiative have taught us that it’s difficult to carry everything to church on the last day. We suggest using a shopping trolley or dropping your gifts off on a weekly basis.
Item Suggestions:
Olive oil
Sunflower seed oil
Canned tomato
Sweet corn
Flour
Rice
Beans
Pasta
Biscuits
Tuna
Cornflakes
Milk
Salt
Sugar
Colacao
Dishwashing liquid
Detergent for clothes
Bath Gel
Hand wash / Hand gel
Other household supplies
Diapers for babies (size 3-5)
Disposable masks
Wine
Cheese
Please try and include Christmas ornaments or a box of chocolates/biscuits (Anything that you would enjoy sharing with your family on Christmas)