With plenty of people still struggling in this economy, hopefully those who are able have taken the time to help those less fortunate this holiday season. Gonzaga is trying to do its part, asking for specific donations to give to Catholic Charities of Spokane.
When the Zags (7-3) face Idaho (6-3) on Friday, the team is asking fans to bring diapers of any size to donate to St. Margaret’s Shelter, Catholic Charities’ homeless shelter for women and children.
Here’s the complete release from the Zags’ athletic department:
The Gonzaga University athletic department is teaming up with Catholic Charities Spokane this holiday season. The Zags and Catholic Charities Spokane will be collecting specific clothing items at the men’s basketball game Thursday and the women’s basketball game Friday.
The Bulldogs are asking fans to donate men’s socks, hats and gloves at the men’s basketball game versus Lewis-Clark State College Thursday. All items donated on Thursday will benefit House of Charity, Catholic Charities’ homeless shelter for men in Spokane.
The Zags are then asking fans to donate diapers, any size, when they attend the women’s basketball game versus the University of Idaho Friday. The diapers will benefit St. Margaret’s Shelter, Catholic Charities’ homeless shelter for women and children.
Since 1912, Catholic Charities Spokane, a network of 11 programs in the 13 counties of Eastern Washington, has assisted low income and vulnerable people regardless of religious, social, or economic background. Catholic Charities maintains our Core Values of Respect, Compassion, Collaboration and Justice in our service to all persons. Catholic Charities programs include: Childbirth and Parenting Assistance (CAPA), Christmas Bureau, Counseling, House of Charity, Parish Social Ministry, Partners for Community Living at Bernadette Place, Refugee & Immigration, St. Anne’s Children and Family Center, St. Margaret’s Shelter, Senior and Family Housing, Senior Services. Regional Offices are located in Walla Walla, Colville, Pasco and Richland.