The Diocese of Des Moines
Fluffy, new pillows valuable gift to shelter guests
August 17, 2010
Written By: Trish Radke

Yesterday, a co-worker and parishioner from St. Thomas Aquinas in Indianola, asked about our supply of pillows for St. Joseph Shelter. Several years ago, St. Thomas did a pillow drive and collected a huge supply of new pillows for the shelter. It was a fantastic project that provided new pillows for guests for a long time!


That conversation got me thinking about how valuable that pillow drive was to the families that stay at the shelter. Having your very own, fluffy, new pillow to sleep on may seem like a small thing, but the comfort it can bring is so important. By providing new items to our guests at the shelter, we are showing that we care, that their well-being is important and that they deserve, at the very least, a pillow to lay their head on, food to eat and roof over their head.


If your group is looking for a service project, consider hosting a shower for St. Joseph Shelter. St. Joseph is registered at (first name: St. Joseph Shelter, last name: Catholic Charities).


Thank you to everyone who has purchased items from the registry already! Towel sets, alarm clocks, shower curtains, coffee makers, and many other items have already been donated!


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During the month of August, Catholic Charities’ staff and committee members are "Blogging the Build". Follow our blog for updates on the expansion of St. Joseph Emergency Family Shelter. Save to


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