Granger Twelve years ago, Eric Henry, a Mishawaka student, died before he could graduate high school but it’s a promise he made that continues to remind us how important it is to give back.
The Marian Senior was killed in a car crash on Valentine's Day in 2002. Before Eric died, he made a promise to "try to be more giving". He put together several bags to give to the St. Vincent de Paul Society, but that night died in a car accident. His Lenten promise that year was to be more giving.
So every year since his death, family and friends have kept Eric's promise, by collecting donations for St. Vincent De Paul.
This year, Doctors Express will help kick-off the Eric’s Promise campaign on Saturday, March 8, as they host a donation drive aimed at supporting the St. Vincent de Paul Society of St. Joseph County.
They are asking people to bring food, clothing and other household items St. Vincent de Paul can give to needy families in the community.
The donation drive is from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm on March 8 at Doctors Express. People who donate during that time will receive coupons and other giveaway items from area retailers.
If you miss out on this drive you can continue to donate through April 19th during normal business hours. In addition, Doctors Express will contribute a percentage of their patient fees through April 19 to Eric’s Promise.
Doctors Express is located at 7115 Heritage Square Dr #1250, Granger. For other drop off locations click here