Support Neustros Pequeños Hermanos Orphanage
Each year Holy Name of Jesus high school teens can apply to go on a mission trip to the Neustros Pequeños Hermanos Orphanage in Mexico. This is an awesome experience that helps teens grow in their relationship with Jesus and helps the orphanage. You can get a glimpse of one teen’s experience at NPH in the reprinted article, “The Children Who Change Our Lives,” on this page.
Although it is too late to join the 2017 mission trip, there are still many ways you can help. Read on for options and also check out our webpage www.hnoj.org/NPH for updates.
**New** NPH Needs Craft Supplies The teens will conduct VBS for about 80 children, ages 5-10. They would love donations of: New, short-sleeved white children's undershirts, stickers, pipe cleaners, plastic beads, white paper plates, sheets of craft foam, embroidery floss, yarn, popsicle sticks, baby wipes an scotch tape. These items may be brought to the parish office by July 16.
NPH Needs Beanie Babies Looking for a home for your old beanie babies or small stuffed animals? A group of high school students will be putting on skits and songs using beanie babies at the orphanage in Mexico! When we finish our vacation bible school (in August) the children in Mexico will continue to love these donated furry friends! There will be a bag in the church foyer where you can leave your donated items-Thanks and God bless-Anne Laughlin 952-215-7786
NPH Needs Large Suitcases Each participant traveling to NPH brings a carry on with their own clothes and a suitcase packed with donations and VBS supplies. The large suitcase is then left with the orphanage. Donations of large suitcases can be brought to Holy Name of Jesus anytime in June.
Elementary Dance Camp If you have girls entering grade 1-6, you may be interested in the Dance Camp fundraiser that takes place July 12-14 at HNOJ. This camp is led by past and present members of the Wayzata High School Dance Team. Information and registration form are available at the parish office and online at www.hnoj.org/NPH.
Elementary Boys Camp HNOJ youth and adults involved with the NPH trip lead a Boys camp July 19-21. Proceeds from this camp benefit the orphanage as well. Information and registration form are available at the parish office and online at www.hnoj.org/NPH.
Holiday Gas Station BBQ & Car Wash On July 18, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. you will find the NPH trip group at the Holiday Gas Station on Rockford Road and 55 serving up hotdogs and hamburgers during the lunch hour. All proceeds from food sales and car washes during this time frame go directly to the orphanage.
Other Donations Donations of items for the orphanage are also welcome. Here is a list of suggested items:
-Croc-style sandles - sizes 4,5,6,7 (US)
-school supplies (blue and black pens, pencils, erasers, lined paper notebooks, large grid paper notebooks)
-boy/girl underwear; boxers for older boys
-boy/girl shirts (US sizes 6-12)
-male and female deodorants
-books in Spanish (children's fiction, young adult fiction, adult fiction, reference books for research at university level, English/Spanish dictionaries, self-esteem and personal growth for young adults, lives of saints)
Special Collection A special collection for the NPH orphanage will be offered July 22-23. Give directly online to this collection at https://hnoj.weshareonline.org/NPHSecondCollection.
The Children Who Change Our Lives
By Claire Patnode, (Reprinted from May 2016 Newsletter)