St. Rita Needs More Blessing Bags for Santa Teresita Home for Seniors in Need of Assisted Living

Santa Teresita is sponsored by the Carmelite Sisters of the Most Sacred Heart of Los Angeles located on a 12-acre Neighborhood of Care for seniors in need of assisted living or skilled nursing services in Duarte, CA.

Due to the covid virus, the residents have been isolated from their families and friends. They are in great need of some form of connection with the community like that of St. Rita School (SRS). In December of 2019, several St. Rita students put together blessing bags and greeting cards for this community. They were able to deliver them in person and the residents were beyond grateful for their smiling faces, gestures and visits. SRS would like to ask you to see if you would like to volunteer to help bring more smiles to these lonely individuals in need of a spiritual sign of kindness. St. Rita School is asking for more blessing bags. If a family can donate more than one, that would be amazing. SRS need approximately 75 of them. The items should be placed in zip lock bags. Here are some of the items to consider: The items must be store bought and individually wrapped.

*Fruit gummies, pirate booty, chocolates, soft cookies, Cheetos, lotion etc. “No Hard Candy or Popcorn Please!” *Please include a handmade greeting card. The internet has a ton of examples. You can address it as “Dear Friend” to remain gender neutral.

Please contact Evie Gallardo at to confirm participation and number of bags. All bags must be turned by July 24th.

For more information about Santa Teresita, please visit

St. Rita School, 322 N. Baldwin Ave., Sierra Madre, (626) 355-6114 or visit








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