We collect food year-round for distribution to the food pantries of our four sharing parishes, St. Sabina’s, St. Philip Neri, Our Lady of Tepeyac and St.
Our Lady of Perpetual Help, in conjunction with our Sharing Ministry, provides outreach to the needy within our own community and through four inner city Sharing Parishes: St. Sabina, St. James, St. Philip Neri and Our Lady of Tepeyac. Here is a list of our ongoing projects. The generosity of people like you makes our outreach possible.
For over thirty years, Sister Paulanne's Needy Family Fund, under the leadership of Sister Paulanne, has answered the call of those in our parish and comunity who are in financial crisis. As awlays, every single dollar donated to the Needy Family Fund remains here to serve these local individuals and families. Each client is treated with the utmost dignity and confidentiality.
The Men’s Club/Needy Family Fund Raffle is our largest fundraiser for Sister Paulanne and the hundreds of families she serves. We hope that we can count on your support this year as Sister’s needs are greater than ever. The drawing will be held at the 9th Annual OLPH Outdoor Mass and Block Party on Saturday, September 8. The Outdoor Mass and Block Party is the most widely attended OLPH parish event and is essentially free to all participants as is it wholly sponsored by the Men’s Club.
We accept donations year-round at the Sharing Room on our campus. We are often overwhelmed by the outpouring of goods for the needy. OLPH volunteers work many hours to sort, organize and coordinate pick up and delivery of donations. New volunteers are always welcome. (See Volunteer Opportunities).
To facilitate our donation process, please consider the guidelines outlined below.
The Sharing Ministry collects canned hams during the two weekends prior to Easter and we collect frozen turkeys the two weekends prior to Thanksgiving. Donations can be delivered to the Sharing Room during mass times. New toys are collected several weeks prior to Christmas.
New baby items - formula, clothing, diapers, and furnishings - are collected in church each May for distribution to needy moms.
Help mothers in crisis situations by bringing a new baby gift. Items will be collected in marked baskets throughout the month of May in the church.
Please bring new, unwrapped:
Sharing runs an outreach to needy local and sharing parish families at holiday times. We match OLPH donors with needy families, inviting meal support at Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter, and additionally look to donors to provide for gifts for families at Christmas. Donors can choose to provide this help through gift cards or can opt to shop for groceries and gifts. We match you according to your preference.
The Catholic Charities New Hope Apartments program lifts homeless families out of poverty. The program assists families with renting an apartment, then aids the family in seeking employment or job training, paying down debt, and opening a savings account. The program also teaches living skills and promotes confidence and independence in clients who have faced daunting challenges and deep struggles.