Parishioners donated more than 1,250 winter hats, scarves, mitten pairs and other clothing items during Corpus Christi Parish’s Clotheslines of Comfort initiative.

They brought items to Notre Dame du Perpetual Secours Church in Waterville and St. John the Baptist Church and hall in Winslow, then hung them on clotheslines that had been set up by parish staff and volunteers, according to a news release from Dave Guthro, communications director, Roman Catholic Diocese of Portland.

The items have been donated to elementary schools in Winslow, Waterville, Fairfield and Benton; the Mid-Maine Homeless Shelter; and the Lighthouse, operated by the Waterville Area Soup Kitchen.

“God bless all in our parish for this beautiful work of charity and love,” said Fr. Daniel Baillargeon, pastor of Corpus Christi Parish. “And special thanks to the Secular Franciscans for gathering, sorting, and distributing all of the donations.”


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