More than $2,000 was generated in ticket sales from the Kringle Jingle holiday shopping event held at the House of Hope last week, with the proceeds benefiting neighbors in need at Saint Anne Hope Ministries.
Tickets were sold to 75 customers wanting an early start to the holiday shopping season. Thousands of Christmas and other seasonal items were available for purchase with sales matching those of a full day of business – all within three hours.
The event would not have been successful without the dedication and commitment of the staff and many volunteers. Special recognition goes to store manager and team leader Lynn Keats-Service, associate pastor of Saint Anne Catholic Community Father Joji, volunteers Peggy Sobolewski, Kate Hauk and the many other volunteers helping create an evening of fun for everyone.
Saint Anne Hope Ministries is a ministry under the Saint Anne Catholic Community that provides food, shelter, transportation, utility and medical support along with other assistance to those in need. The ministry serves nearly 80 families and individuals at the Project Hope office, 320 Franklin Street, and between 100-120 families living within School Districts 220 and 300 boundaries.