Don's Helping Hands

Our Helping Hands Ministry serves a bagged lunch to those less fortunate in our community.  We serve weekdays out of the rectory's Red Door Room from 9:30-10:30 am and we rely on the help of volunteers to provide supplies, make sandwiches, assemble the lunches and serve them.  Who was Don, you ask?  Watch this video:
Would you like to help with this ministry?
 

Can you make 20-30 sandwiches and drop them off at the rectory? 

Volunteers shop and donate the materials for sandwiches (we currently serve about 20 people daily) and prepare them at home for our guests, then drop them off at the Parish Office on your designated day. Sandwiches are 2 slices of white or soft wheat bread, 1 slice of lunchmeat (usu. turkey) and 1 slice of cheese (usu. American) in a ziploc bag (no condiments). We trust you will take safety precautions as you make the sandwiches at home.

Volunteer to help serve weekdays from 9:15a-10:30a 

We need two volunteers each day to hand out lunches from the Red Door Room at the rectory. Children under the age of 18 must have an adult present with them. Please arrive at 9:15am to set up, then begin to serve at 9:30am for one hour.

Donate Supplies

Individually packaged snacks (cookies, chips, chocolate, etc), bottled water, trial sized toiletries (toothpaste, toothbrushes, deodorant, soap, shampoo, hand sanitizer, etc) and men's white t-shirts and socks are always appreciated.  In the colder months, our guests also appreciate new or gently used gloves and hats. 
Please...no other clothing or items are accepted. 

Donate Financially 

These funds will go directly to our Helping Hands ministry to which Don contributed so much of his time.  Our shoppers will use this to purchase whatever supplies are needed most.

Help us to purchase needed items and deliver them to the rectory

We could use help purchasing and picking up some supplies on occasion. Contact our Don's Helping Hands coordinator for details!  We are entitled to tax exemption when making any purchases, please don't forget to present our Tax Exemption Certificate (available from the Parish Office) at the point of purchase. Once you have delivered purchased items to the rectory, don't forget to turn in your receipt along with a Reimbursement Request Form.

Sign up to donate an item during Family Mass

Please consider donating any of the following items for our Helping Hands Ministry during our Family Mass weekends:
  • Loaves of soft white or soft wheat bread
  • Packages of turkey lunchmeat
  • Packages of American cheese slices
  • Single-serving sized bags of chips
  • Sandwich-sized Ziploc bags
  • Brown paper lunch bags
  • Bottled water
  • Maruchan instant Ramen soup cups (the ones in the styrofoam cups - not the packages without a cup)
  • Coffee (ground - not whole beans)
  • Disposable coffee cups with lids
  • Men's new white t-shirts
  • Men's new white socks 
 
Thank you for your service and generous donations to our Helping Hands Ministry!