ignite Community Service

  • Lenten Drives 2021

  • 2021 Sock Drive

    Thank you to all who have donated to the Ignite Sock Drive! We collected over 1,000 pairs of socks!  Your donated socks went to  local clothes pantries and to Jersey Shore Hospital that helps needy patients and those who have come in with emergency situations and have nothing to go home in.  

  • 2021 Rummage Sale

    This year our Ignite Youth Group hosted our annual rummage sale.  It is a win-win for everybody!  
    • It brings our whole community together!
    • Our teens got service hours and had fun! They worked very hard setting up, organizing, carrying items in from cars and then packing and cleaning up!
    • Our parishioners got motivated to de-clutter!  
    • There were LOTS of good buys and treasures you found!
    • The youth group made money to cover the many community service events we participate in.
    • All leftover donations were given to either the Lupus Foundation, Sylvia's Children, and several local charities!
  • 2021 Catholic Charities

    Thank you to the Ignite Youth Group that recently held a rummage sale to benefit local charities.   Catholic Charities was delighted to receive 10 beautiful Easter Baskets from the youth group.  The teens put aside child friendly new items donated to the rummage sale.  They were able to fill 10 Easter Baskets with the goods they gathered and then added Easter Candy, coloring books and crayons to complete the baskets. 
    These baskets were delivered to children at Linkages, the transitional housing facility for homeless families run by Catholic Charities in Tinton Falls.  These families are assisted with job training and skills, counseling and schooling to transition to permanent housing after a year in the Linkages Program. 
    The baskets the youth group prepared are sure to put big smiles on little faces on Easter Morning!
    Thank You!
    Mary Lee
    Monmouth County Board of Catholic Charities
    Community Outreach Coordinator

  • 2021 Diaper Drive

    Several of our teens held their own neighborhood diaper drives.  We collected a van full of diapers for the Diaper Bank at Child Care Resources of Monmouth County. The diapers went to families who cannot afford diapers to keep their children clean, dry, and healthy. We are very proud of the initiative our teens have shown!

  • 2021 Book Evangelization

    On Palm Sunday, our teens gave out the book
    'I Heard God Laugh' by Matthew Kelly after all the Masses.  Everyone likes to receive something for free so we shared our books with those that wanted one.  Good food for the soul.