Mission: The mission of the Outreach Ministry is to provide for the basic human needs of those in need in our community regardless of faith, race or age. We provide helping hands for all those in need.
Meetings: Second Monday of the month in September, November, April, and June at 7pm.
To request assistance, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Programs We Support:
- Warm-up Collection for the Alan P. Linton Emergency Shelter
- Thanksgiving Dinners
- Christmas Dinners
- Angel Gifts
- Mother’s Day Gift Bags
- Baby Shower for Birthright
- School Supplies Collection
- Food Pantry
Your contributions to the Poor Box support many efforts and charities, including:
- Catholic Charities of Frederick County
- Centro Hispano de Frederick
- Christopher Place Employment Academy
- Habitat for Humanity Frederick County
- Heartly House – “Love Shouldn’t Hurt”
- Interfaith Housing Alliance, Inc.
- Mission of Mercy
- My Sister’s Place Women’s Center
- Our Daily Bread Employment Center
- The Religious Coalition for Emergency Human Needs
- St. Vincent De Paul (Frederick) —Weekly poor box donations enable the Society to provide compassionate and loving assistance for a variety of human needs to the individuals and families who request financial aid from our parish. Members meet with individuals to assess their needs and how the society can assist them. A mentoring program to support clients in breaking the cycle of poverty has also begun. For more information call Bob Pecor at 301-662-4676 or email@example.com. (May15 from http://www.stjohn-frederick.org/aboutus/ministries.asp.)
The Food Pantry
Please remember those less fortunate when you are at the grocery store and add a few extra items in your cart. Items requested:
Box potatoes (not fresh), rice, cereal, pancake mix & syrup, peanut butter, jelly, canned meats, tuna, canned salmon, canned fruit, spaghetti sauce, hot chocolate, tea, ketchup, mustard, desserts such as cake mixes with frosting, and brownie mix. Also personal care items are needed such as toothbrushes, toothpaste, toilet paper and laundry detergent.
Please bring your donations of non-perishable and canned food items to the marked basket in the Parish Center hallway. Thanks for your continued generosity!
Update: Thanksgiving and Christmas 2015~ Your support truly helps those in need in our area.
The Outreach Committee would like to extend our most sincere appreciation for all the help you provided at Thanksgiving and Christmas to families in our community who needed a little extra help. We helped 100 families at Thanksgiving and 106 families at Christmas with a nice meal for the holiday as well as extra food for breakfast and to use with their leftover turkey! Because of your support, Christmas was special for 155 children who received new clothing and toys.
We invite you to read thank you notes we have received:
- Holiday 2015 thank you notes to Outreach
- Centro Hispano Christmas 2015 thank you letter
- Orchard Grove Elementary School thank you letter
Thank you to all who provided food, money, angel tag gifts (you are true angels), time, and prayers. This project involves a lot behind the scenes, so a big thank you to those who helped pack food boxes, shopped for food and gifts, sorted and bagged gifts, got a hefty workout packing their cars and delivering all these items, and who carried items to cars when people came to pick up their food and gifts.
We are truly blessed to work with such great parishioners who have such big hearts!! We appreciate all you do. God bless you and your loved ones all through 2016.
~The Outreach Holiday Project Team (Mary Ann, Julie, Donna, Anne, and Jon)
Baby Shower Contributions:
School Supplies Collection — August 2015 report
Thanks to all who brought school supplies for the children in our area. Your response was fantastic as usual. Your caring about those who are in need shines forth all the time. Your generosity to this collection will help many children have the supplies they need to start school. Thank you, Your Outreach Committee
You donated: 10 book covers;15 Sharpie pens; one four-pack of dry erase pens; three flash drives; three one-inch binders; nine pencil cases; nine protractors; one compass; 14 rulers; four boxes of colored pencils; 11 scissors; 86 folders; 75 one-subject notebooks;15 packs of filler paper; 96 glue sticks; 13 bottles of glue; 56 highlighters; 15 composition books; 21 erasers; 300+ pencils; eight pencil sharpeners; seven packs of index cards; 12 boxes of markers; 33 boxes of crayons; 350+ pens.
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