July 25, 2023

Storage Clean-Up Project – Updates




Dearest St. Anne Community,

Last month, with the generous help of several volunteers, we were able to successfully launch a clean-up of our storage spaces. The staff really enjoyed having the opportunity to bond with the community and we had a few laughs over some of the treasures found!

After this first phase (with your help) we have successfully cleaned out and reorganized storage spaces in the old convent, on the main floor of the church, as well as the church basement.

In fact, one of storage rooms is now repurposed as an “event” room – meaning our goal is to launch a sign-out system for anyone hosting a parish or school event. This way, we can all share items, such as easels, among the community – so please stay tuned on updates for that.

Speaking of easels, before we move onto the other phases of the cleanup, we wanted to share some highlights from the project as well as some pictures from the clean up process.

1. How many easels did we find during this process?
a. 27
b. 59
c. 14
d. 8

2. How many basketball hoops were being stored in the old convent?
a. 6
b. 2.5
c. 10
d. 4

3. What cardboard cutouts did we find?
a. Marilyn Monroe
b. Elvis
c. MARVEL Heroes
d. All of the Above

4. How many brand new fedora hats did we find?
a. 100
b. 84
c. 65
d. 37

5. True or false – we found a used toilet in a storage room:
a. True
b. False

6. Knowledge check – can you correctly identify what this is?

7. Who had more fun?
a. Pat
b. Ivana
In the next phases, we’ll be working more long term to find better homes for certain items as well as slowly work our way through the office spaces and remaining storage rooms and cabinets. Please note that things have been reorganized and will continue to be as we wrap up the project, but don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any concerns or questions.
Thank you again for all your prayers and support!

Answers to Trivia:
  1. C – 14 easels
  2. D – 4 basketball hoops
  3. D – All of the above
  4. C – 65 Fedora Hats
  5. True – we found one used toilet
  6. Controls for the bell tower
  7. Who can tell?