For over 30 years St. James CCW has invited our generous parishioners to fill bags with toys and gifts for the children of the Kankakee area at their Epiphany celebration. This year due to COVID we are asking for your generosity in a different way. Please read below. Please share what you are able.

The Epiphany Toy Bag Collection for the children of St. John Paul II in Kankakee will look a little different this year. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the ladies of the St. James Council of Catholic Women will not be able to physically collect your donations of toys. However, the need is still great as St. John Paul II continues to be one of the most economically challenged parishes in the Joliet Diocese. Because our St. James the Apostle parishioners have been so generous in the past, we are hoping to collect monetary donations only this year to enable St. John Paul II Parish to have a drive through Epiphany Celebration for the kids. They will purchase gift cards locally to support the businesses in their area.

IF YOU ARE ABLE PLEASE ….mail your checks (made payable to “St. James CCW” directly to Doris Barrera, 1800 Jasper Court, Wheaton, IL 60189.( We will happily send you a tax letter for you kind donation!)

Thank you for making a difference in the lives of those less fortunate during this difficult time. If you have any questions, please call Doris Barrera at 630-260-9276 or email