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By Teresa Simpson
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St. Patrick's seeks to revive PREPARES program


September 28, 2023

Teresa Simpson

Valerie Higginson assists Allene Brown and her grandson during the Sept. 26 PREPARES diaper give-out.

COLFAX - St. Patrick's Catholic Church PREPARES group partnered with Colfax Food Pantry on Tuesday, Sept. 26, with a table set up to distribute diapers for those in need.

PREPARES is an initiative by the Catholic Bishops of Washington state, launched in 2014, to support parishes in reaching families who may need assistance.

Prepares Volunteer Valerie Higginson tabled at the Pantry and handed out diapers to caregivers and parents with children five and under.

Father Raymond Kalema of St. Patrick's Church in Colfax had mentioned the program, Higginson said, noting that he wondered where it...

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