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St. Alban’s ACW in Grand Bank warming up Christmas for the less fortunate

The ACW of St. Alban’s in Grand Bank gather for their Christmas meal and to offer support to the less fortunate this festive season.
The ACW of St. Alban’s in Grand Bank gather for their Christmas meal and to offer support to the less fortunate this festive season. - Carl Rose

GRAND BANK, NL – The president of the St. Alban’s Anglican Church Women (ACW) in Grand Bank is confident that through its members’ efforts, some of the province’s less fortunate will be warmer this winter.

Ruby Alcock said St. Alban’s ACW has chosen the Gathering Place as its Christmas project this year.

“The generous donations of coats, sweaters, pants, socks, slippers, mitts, gloves, scarves, and winter boats from St. Alban’s congregation will help ensure others less fortunate than ourselves will be much warmer this winter,” she said.

Alcock explained the Gathering Place in St. John’s provides services to the homeless or those living in less-than-desirable housing conditions, and people who are unemployed or do not have adequate social supports in their lives.

“Our ACW realized these people need our help,” she said.

“Members of the congregation responded in a big way. We well surpassed our expectations.”

Supporting the Gathering Place is an initiative of the Diocesan ACW of Central Newfoundland.

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