Inspiring others to join in efforts to reduce poverty
More than 300 nativity scenes from around the world will be on display Sunday, December 4 from 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. in downtown Des Moines. The exhibition of nativities is the centerpiece of events hosted by Catholic Charities of Des Moines intended to inspire others to join in efforts to help lift people out of poverty with dignity.
In addition to an array of traditional and unique nativity displays from around the world, local choirs and a live nativity scene will be featured. Bishop Pates and Bishop Emeritus Charron will also read the Christmas story during the event at 2:00 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.
No Room at the Inn is part of Catholic Charities Week 2011 held November 28 through December 4. Together, we can help lift people out of poverty with dignity is the theme of the weeklong poverty awareness campaign organized by Catholic Charities, which serves the 23 counties of southwest Iowa.
Admission to the event is a gift of a personal care item or cash donation to help people served through Catholic Charities Poverty Reduction Programs: St. Joseph Emergency Family Shelter, St. Mary Family Center, Hispanic Community Outreach and Refugee Resettlement.