photo by Jennifer Berk

Local students at St. Michael’s Church’s afterschool Religious Education program are running a donation drive for their Advent Service Project. Collected items will be delivered to the Trinitarians of Mary, an order of nuns founded in 1992 in Tecate, Mexico. The nuns will distribute the donated items to area residents in need.

Items needed include: soap, shampoo, conditioner, toothpaste, toothbrushes, dental floss, feminine hygiene items, lotion, deodorant, and razors.

Donations will be accepted through Dec. 12, with collection boxes on the patio of the church’s Religious Education office at 15546 Pomerado Rd. For more information call 858-485-1392.