Parishioners of SS Peter and Paul wrapping gifts for victims of Superstorm Sandy - 12/16/12

Toy Drive is a big success!  Thank you to everyone who donated to the toy drive organized by the National Junior Department of the F.O.C.A.  In addition to piles of toys mailed directly to the three churches, close to $3,000 in monetary donations from faithful in parishes from Minnesota, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Washington DC, New Jersey and Upstate New York were sent to the Bayonne Chapter of F.O.C.A. Thanks to these monetary donations, members of both the Bayonne and Jersey City Chapters purchased and wrapped over 300 toys which were then delivered to three parishes located in areas hardest hit by the storm: St. Barbara Greek Orthodox Church in Toms River, NJ; Holy Trinity/St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church in Staten Island, NY; and St. Paul Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Hempstead, NY.  It was the sincere hope of all involved that these presents would bring some Christmas joy and comfort to the youngest victims of Hurricane Sandy.