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OUTREACH

MINISTRY PURPOSE

The purpose of this ministry is to challenge the women of our council to support one another and the community through donation of time and talent to outreach ministries.

 

DESCRIPTION

Throughout the year we look for opportunities to serve our community.  We have worked with various local and community organizations and regularly support the Saint Coleman's Men's Club with special events and activities in the parish. Some of our more recent activities include:

 

  • Out of the Darkness Walk to Support the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) - we support one of our beloved members, Lisa Cucchi who lost her husband to suicide in 2015, by making donations and walking with her team, the "Cucchinators" in the annual Out of the Darkness Broward County Walk every November. Our goal is tri-fold: to support Lisa and bring hope to her and others who have been touched by suicide;  to promote awareness of the horrible impacts of untreated PTSD and depression in the community and at large; and to encourage those who may be suffering in silence to have the courage to reach out and seek help.

  • Angel Tree - We work with our Pastor during Christmas to collect toys for children of disadvantaged families . Toys are then distributed to the families by Broward County Sheriff, Wounded Warrior, and Light of the World Clinic.

  • Christmas Gift Cards for St Coleman Family in Need - we gather various gift cards - ie. general, grocery stores, restaurants, toy stores, clothing stores, etc. - and present them in a beautiful presentation wreath to a family that is identified by the school as a family in need.

  • Treats with Santa - Christmas music, special presentations by the school, tasty treats with Santa - what could be better!!!  Families can have their picture taken with Santa at no charge.  What a great way to start the Christmas Season with fellow parishioners (and to get family photos with Santa for your Christmas cards!) 

  • Easter Baskets - What better time to spread the love of Jesus than during the Easter season!  Our ladies "hop-ily" create and deliver Easter baskets to a special Catholic Charity.

  • Toiletries for our Troops overseas - We collect hotel toiletries throughout the year so we can send them to our troops overseas. Please during your travels over the summer and holidays, keep this project in mind and collect those little shampoos, conditioners, soaps, hand lotions, sewing kits, etc! Also if you have friends who have a plethora of these items and don't know what to do with them....we'll take those too and help them make a little more space in their closets while supporting our troops!  : )

 

For more information, please contact our Outreach Chairperson:


Gail Fantaci