Social Action Ministry

 

The Social Action Ministry of Our Lady of the Assumption organizes food drives and outreach to those in need.  They host a fundraising breakfast twice a year, one in the Fall and another in the Spring.   The committee meets on the second Wednesday of the month in the Rectory Meeting Room.

 

 

 

Good Samaritan Packs

Matthew 25:35

For I was hungry, and you gave me food, I was thirsty, and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me.

The Social Action Committee is sponsoring an ongoing project “Good Samaritan Packs” to distribute some basic necessities to the homeless that often stand at exit ramps or street corners.  If you could fill a gallon size plastic bag with some of the following items, it would be a wonderful help to this endeavor.  Some suggestions include:

 

-a bottle of water or a juice box

-a $5 gift certificate to Subway, or nutrition bar, or small packaged chips, cookies

-small hand sanitizer

-toothbrush, toothpaste, floss

-sample soap, shampoo

-disposable facial mask

-pair of socks

-inspirational note

 

A special marked container will be located in the church foyer for your generous donations starting the weekend of September 18.  We invite parishioners to take some packs to distribute to the homeless if you encounter someone on a street corner or highway ramp.  Thank you for your help in advance.