St. Basil to host 32nd annual Appalachian Collection

The 32nd Annual Appalachian Collection take place in the parking lot of St. Basil the Great, 8700 Brecksville Road, Saturday, Sept. 18 from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. or until the single 53-foot trailer is full.

The collection, hosted by the Knights of Columbus, is a one-day event and will not be open for donations on Sunday.

This year, all items donated will be transported to the Christian Appalachian Project supporting those in need in eastern Kentucky. A donation receipt will be provided to all those who donate.

Lightly used or new donations of household goods, including small appliances, cooking utensils, dishes, sheets, blankets, towels, men’s clothing, children’s clothing and toys are greatly appreciated. A good rule of thumb when determining whether an item is worthy of donation is if you would give the item to your neighbor and they would use it. Damaged, outdated or harshly used items are more of a burden to the collection than a blessing.

For a complete list of items needed and not needed, visit

Monetary donations are also accepted and appreciated. Please see Ken Peters with all monetary donations, CAP will send you a formal confirmation receipt.

Volunteers who can assist in collection efforts are also appreciated. All help is welcome and families often attend together. Donations are removed from cars and placed in a 53-foot trailer. Helping is a great way to earn service hours if you need them. You will meet some wonderful people and leave feeling grateful that you helped many in need.

Visit to sign up. Contact Ken Peters at 216-849-1434 with further questions. ∞