The Haiti Ministry Committee is preparing two barrels to be sent in March to our twinned parish in Les Palmes, Our Lady of Presentation. We are looking for donations of sewing material (cotton, light material) and sewing items like scissors, thread. There are 20 students in the special weekly sewing class, with 7 graduates at the end of the school year who will earn a tailors certificate. In the past, we have awarded a manual sewing machine to the top student. The barrels will include 50 birthing kits. We are collecting receiving blankets, cloth diapers, hats and booties, bar soap and washcloths. Babies lives may be saved due to the clean razor to cut umbilical cord, alcohol preps and clean string to tie the cord. Also needed are toothbrushes and toothpaste, pencils and pens for the school. There is a blue barrel in the church hall for collection of items. If anyone would like pickup of items at home, call Susan Gagliardi at 860-742-8664. Thank you in advance for the support from our parish members.