EASTON — Thanks to the generosity of the people on the Eastern Shore, the Regina Coeli Council of the Knights of Columbus was able to deliver a truck full of needed supplies to the Little Sisters of the Poor. The Knights also collected almost $2,200 in donations for the Little Sisters.

The collection on May 16 was part of a statewide effort to help the Little Sisters in this time of need. The Little Sisters of the Poor are an international congregation of Roman Catholic women religious founded in 1839 by Saint Jeanne Jugan. They serve the elderly poor in over 30 countries around the world. Continuing the work of Saint Jeanne Jugan, their mission is to offer the neediest elderly of every race and religion a home where they are welcomed as Christ, cared for as family and accompanied with dignity until God calls them to himself.

The Little Sisters operate three homes serving Maryland. They are located in Washington D.C.; Newark, Delaware; and Baltimore, Maryland. The home in Newark has been especially affected by COVID-19 pandemic. Recent testing revealed an additional 4 residents with COVID-19. The Little Sisters continue to need supplies

The next collection will again be at the Regina Coeli Council home located at 8161 Teal Drive, behind the Easton Walmart from 10:00 AM to noon. Items in greatest need are individual food and drink packets, biodegradable lunch trays, paper (not Styrofoam) 8-ounce cups, cash and, of course, face shields and disposable gowns (PPE). For a complete list, contact the Knights at regina.coeli2274@gmail.com.

Items Needed:

Personal Care Items

  • Unscented or lightly scented hand and body lotion
  • Unscented or lightly scented body wash
  • Deodorant
  • Shampoo
  • Mouthwash — alcohol free
  • Denture tablets

Food Items

  • Individual applesauce
  • Individual puddings
  • Snack packs of crackers
  • Soda (regular & diet) — cans
  • Gatorade — any flavor
  • Juice boxes or pouches — any flavor
  • Cases of water

Office Items

  • White Copier Paper

Miscellaneous Items

  • Postage stamps
  • AA and AAA batteries
  • Size 13 (312) hearing aid batteries

Household Items

  • Liquid dish detergent
  • Anti-bacterial liquid soap
  • Paper towels
  • Kleenex facial tissues
  • Dinner napkins
  • Bleach
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Sanitizer wipes
  • Lysol disinfectant spray (Can)

COVID-19 ITEMS

  • Face shields & face masks
  • Disposable gowns (PPE) w/sleeves
  • (300) Cut 4-1/2 yards of cotton material (for 1 gown) to make isolation gowns (300)
  • Biodegradable lunch trays (for serving residents in their rooms)
  • 8 oz. coffee cups with lids (no styrofoam)

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