On Holy Saturday, April 16, 2022, low-income farm worker families gathered at the San Jose Mission to receive Easter Baskets, see the Easter Bunny, enjoy refreshments and hunt for Easter Eggs.
Five hundred and fifty seven Easter baskets were handed out to the children of San Jose Mission Apartments and San Juan Diego Mission! The children eagerly lined up for the Easter Egg Hunts and joyfully accepted tasty goodies. When asked by Spirit FM 90.5 Station Manager John Morris, “What do you think about today?” the children answered resoundingly with one voice, “Easter is fun!”
Twelve parishes and organizations joined together for this year’s Easter Basket of Plenty Drive. The drive followed the 40 days of Lent, starting on Ash Wednesday and lasting until April 8, 2022. Many community members and parishioners volunteered to participate in this joyous almsgiving by generously donating their time at the event, Easter supplies and $2,000 cash. According to Catholic Charities Marketing Communications Coordinator Avery Bellamy, “We couldn’t have done it without your support.”
What a joyous Easter the children had at the San Jose Mission this Holy Saturday! We look forward to next year. Follow us on social media so you will be the first to know when it is time to donate and sign up for volunteer work for this event!
San Jose Mission is a residential community composed of 122 rental units that provide housing for low income families involved in the agriculture or aquaculture industries. In addition, Catholic Charities provides counseling, housing counseling, immigration services, life skills education, and case management to the families. Click here to donate!