The Respect Life Committee, part of the Social Justice & Charity Commission, announces the Mother’s Day Baby Shower Collection for 2021. Items collected May 1 through May 9 will support women and couples dealing with a crisis pregnancy, helping relieve concerns of how to start their little ones on a safe journey in life.
Donations will be split between two agencies supported by the Social Justice Commission due in part to parishioner connections. The first is Birthright of Minneapolis located in downtown Minneapolis. The second, Southwest Options for Women (SWOW) recently relocated from its Hopkins location to Tower Square in Eden Prairie.  SWOW is the only crisis agency in the southwest suburbs. Both agencies give a woman a place to safely talk about their situation.
The following is a list of items requested by the two agencies. Note all items must be in NEW condition, and they are asking that NO EQUIPMENT be donated this year, due to lack of storage space in both locations. This list can be found on the online sign-up form

Newborn to 12-month Clothing:
casual & dressy outfits
sleepers and gowns
jackets & sweaters

$20-25 Gift Cards:
Target, Walmart or Gas stations
Diaper Bags
Boppy/Nursing Pillows
Receiving Blankets
Crib Blankets
Bath Towels

Please drop off all donated items in the designated bins in the church foyer and in the chapel. Gift cards can be placed in the dropbox located in the chapel vestibule. Please enclose a note with the card to indicate it is for the Baby Shower Collection.
Cash/check donations can be placed in the drop box in the chapel vestibule or brought to the parish office. Please write “Baby Shower Collection” on the memo line of your check.
NOTE: The chapel is open daily from 8am to 8pm. Door 4 is open to the church foyer during weekend Masses and during office hours.