Ramblin' Rose

The Ramblin' Rose Bus, a ministry sponsored by Effingham Catholic Charities, will travel to 12 towns in the seven-county area this summer to deliver school supplies and clothing. The program is designed to provide assistance to families with limited financial means, who qualify for free or reduced school lunches. 
Children (K-12) may receive needed items, which include a backpack and other basic supplies. School clothing is available from the bus, or families may choose to receive a voucher and shop for their clothing at Second Hand Rose Resale Shoppe in the Effingham Catholic Charities building on East Fayette.

Pack the Bus, an event sponsored by WXEF 97.9 XFM and KJ Country 102.3 in Effingham, will be held on July 22 at Walmart in Effingham. You may also bring your donation to the radio station. This is a day where the radio station and Catholic Charities team up to ask the community to donate school supplies for the summer runs.  Items needed this summer are the pocket folders, crayons, markers and 1 subject, wide rule notebooks and binders. However, all items are welcome.

Anyone who misses the Pack the Bus day may bring school supplies for the bus to Catholic Charities on Route 40 between Effingham and Teutopolis.

For more information, contact Carolyn Baldwin, Store Manager of Second Hand Rose – Catholic Charities at 217-857-1482 or baldwin_cceff@cc.dio.org.


Schedule for Ramblin’ Rose 2016




5          Hall Home                                 Shobonier                      4-6 PM

7          County Market                          Shelbyville                     5-7 PM

12         Christian Academey                    Mason                          5-7 PM

14         Lions Pavilion                             Ramsey                        3:30-5:30

19         Grade School                             St. Elmo                        4-6 PM

21         Altamont Grade School              Altamont                       4-6 PM

25         Masonic Lodge                           Newton                       4-6 PM

26         Municpal Building                      Greenup                        4-6 PM




2         Grade School                             Beecher City                  4-6 PM

4         St. Mary’s Church                       Marshall                        5-7 PM

9         Nazerene Church                        Casey                            4-6 PM

11       St. Elizabeth Church                   Robinson                       5-7 PM