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Outreach Projects

Hat Drive

Under the direction of Nora Schindler warm hats are being provided to babies leaving the hospital, clients of the Food Bank, and others in need.

Read about this ministry in an article published by the Northwest Catholic Magazine.  Contact Nora at sylvia9@netzero.net

We have encountered a problem that is good to have: since the beginning of this ministry, over 4,000 hats have been shared with programs in service to those in need. Through this ministry many have been richly blessed. But now there is a surplace supply of hats and a lack of storage space. We kindly ask that donors take a break from their work until the weather turns cold again in the Fall.


Opportunity for Outreach Immigration Ministry


Volunteers are needed to assist with a unique ministry to people who have been detained at the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma.  On July 15, 2015 Bishop Elizondo blessed and dedicated a mobile home as a new “Welcome Center” equipped to assist people who have no family or friends nearby when released from the Detention Center (about 10% of the population).

The Welcome Center is in need of volunteers (bilingual preferred, but anyone is welcome) to help run the Center  3:00PM – 7:00PM daily. The Center also is accepting donations of supplies to stock the shelves: water bottles, coffee, sugar, juice, instant soup, etc.  Gifts of clothing will be graciously received Because many of the people are released with only the clothes they were wearing when detained.  Monetary donations will be used to purchase bus passes, food vouchers, and additional supplies.

For more information contact Esmeralda at 253-282-7760 or send an email to  info@aidnw.org.


Youth Outreach | Mission Trip


The Youth Outreach Mission Trip 2017 to Tijuana Mexico for teens currently in grades 9-12 is scheduled for the week of August 6-12. All participants have made a strong commitment to the preparation process, including extensive fundraising. Parishioners are invited to help the students raise the necessary funds by hiring members of the group to help with various kind of jobs around the home. Your donations will help them build a house for a homeless family in Tijuana.
For more information contact Rosemary at the Parish Office, robrienwilson@holydisciples.org.


Holy Disciples Feeds the Hungry 


Our partnership with FISH and the Graham-South Hill Food Bank continuews to grow. Construction last summer allowed the Food Bank to double in size. 

Needed are volunteers who can pick up donations from various stores and resturants at the end of the day.


Sharing Some Good News!


Each year 75% of the Lenten Rice Bowl contributions are used by Catholic Relief Services around the world, but 25% of what is donated stays in the Seattle Archdiocese and is given away in grants to help fund hunger and poverty alleviation programs that assist people in our own local communities. Our Graham-South Hill Food Bank is being awarded a $500 Rice Bowl grant (via FISH) and another $500 grant is going to the Eatonville Family Agency Food Bank (supported by our brothers and sisters at Our Lady of Good Counsel). Thank you, again.


 

Catholic Community Services Needs Foster Parents!


At CCS our goal is to provide children in foster care with a safe, stable, and loving place to call home while their family works to reunify and bring their children home. Children and families involved with the foster care system have experienced trauma. At CCS we focus on minimizing that trauma and moving the family more quickly towards resolution. Further, we focus on minimizing the number of placement changes, or moves, that a child in foster care experiences. We work diligently to support our foster families as they help the children in their care through this difficult time in their lives. Ideally, we are able to place children in foster families within their own communities. This enables them to remain in familiar surroundings and most importantly to stay in their own schools.

What We Need:
We need families that are willing to open their hearts and their homes to a child in need. In 2013 there were 9326 children in foster care in Washington State alone. There are not enough foster homes in our state to adequately provide stable placements for every child in care. As a state, as a community, as an organization we believe we can do better but we need your help.

What You Can Do:
Call us today at 253-502-2650. We are looking for loving, caring adults who are willing to become licensed foster parents. Given the diversity of our programs we are almost certain to be able to find one that would interest you.


Volunteers Needed at Pierce County Jail


The Catholic Detention Ministry of Pierce County Deanery seeks faith-filled Catholic women and men who are willing to devote 1 – 4 evenings per month to leading Bible Studies based on the Sunday Readings with the women and men who are incarcerated at the Pierce County Jail in Tacoma.  Training and support provided. Background check required.
For more information contact Deacon Jim Fish at Bellarmine Prep  253-756-3842 or fishj@bellarmineprep.org.


Sharing the Rosary with those in need


Are you interested in joining a group to pray the Rosary in local Nursing Homes? If this sounds like something you might be interested in, please call Margaret Warden 253-318-2269 to get more information.


Holy Disciples Prayer Line Ministry


This is a group of volunteers that provides prayer support to our parishioners when loved ones, friends or coworkers are in need of prayer and helping them through a time of need. If you are in need of prayer or know someone who needs prayers please contact Anita Ary‐Price at 253‐840‐2021 email her at anitalynn0126@aol.com.


Looking for a long-term Volunteer Opportunity?


Would you like to make a difference in your community, the country, or the world?  Do you want to serve those in need and work for social justice?  With more than 200 programs and thousands of opportunities, RESPONSE 2016, the most comprehensive guide of faith-based service opportunities is still available – and it’s free.  Volunteers serve full-time for periods of one week to one year or more across the United States and in more than 100 countries worldwide.  Summer and school break opportunities are also available.  Our volunteers are from all walks of life – from high school to senior citizens and every stage in between.  Positions are available for both single and married volunteers, including those with children. For more information: Call (800)543-5046 or email info@catholicvolunteeernetwork.org - You can visit us at www.catholicvolunteernetwork.org

 

 

Out Reach Ministries


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