St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church Ladies Philoptochos in Boston, MA launches “Blessing Bag Donation Drive”
Saint John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church Ladies Philoptochos in Boston, MA has launched the “Blessing Bag Donation Drive” as an ongoing outreach ministry.
In collaboration with their neighbors the Pine Street Inn Outreach Team and with the extreme generosity of the faithful parishioners, they have provided over 100 bags for both male and female individuals, filled with essential toiletry items including a fleece blanket, hats, gloves and socks.
Father Theodore Barbas blessed the first bags after Liturgy on Sunday Oct. 18. The bags were then delivered to the Pine Street Inn and instantly distributed to individuals in need. As this is an on going project, the Philoptochos will be continuing this ministry with more bags and reaching out to homeless veterans as well.