The Parish of Saint Matthew: The Episcopal Church of Pacific Palisades

Outreach Opportunities at The Parish of St. Matthew

To volunteer your time and talents for Saint Matthew's Outreach Ministries, please contact the Parish Office at 310/454-1358. Your involvement makes a difference!

2015

October 27

S.P.Y. Dinner
Make and/or serve dinner for 75 homeless youth in Venice.
Call Kathy Bitting 310-454-0556 or Amy Childress 310-880-7997.

November 8

Westside Food Bank Hunger Walk
The Parish and School participate in this annual fundraiser to support the Westside Food Bank. The St. Matthew’s Parish School fourth graders lead the effort.
Call Shawn Silletti at 310-230-7624

November 2

Thrift Shop Ski Sale
Come to the annual sale of ski clothes and winter coats in the church parking lot from 8:00 -10:00am. If you have items to donate, drop them at the Thrift Shop drop By October 28th so they can be included in the sale.
Call Tracy Metzger at 310-434-1510

November-December

Adopt-a-Family/St. Joseph Center
Add special meaning to your holiday season by “adopting” a low-income or homeless individual or family and buying a selected gift and grocery
gift card on their behalf.

November 15

Outreach Sunday
Each year we set aside one Sunday to remember all those whom God calls us to serve, and to give thanks for all the Gifts God has given to us to empower our ministry to those in need.

November 20

Christmas Faire
Don’t miss the 2014 Christmas Faire – a huge variety of amazing goods and services are available for purchase and 100% of the proceeds provide the funds for grants to our many Outreach Partners.
Co-Chairs: Kirby Williamson, Christel Smith Durkin, Lyndsie Cardito, and Mary Vig

November 22,23

Thanksgiving Food Ingathering for the Westside Food Bank
The Parish and School will be collecting non-perishable food for the Westside Food Bank.
Call Rosie Strickland 310-456-1991, Jocelyn Cortese 310-454-1424 Or Shawn Silletti at 310-230-7624

November TBD

Common Ground Thanksgiving Lunch
Make and/or serve dinner for 75 Common Ground clients in Venice.
Call Kathy Bitting 310-454-0556 or Amy Childress 310-880-7997

November 24

SPY Dinner
Make and/or serve dinner for 75 homeless teens in Venice.
Call Kathy Bitting 310-454-0556 or Amy Childress 310-880-7997

December TBD

NYA Hanging of the Greens
Be part of this wonderful holiday tradition at NYA.
Call Mar Jennings 310-471-9661 or Liz Ames 310-395-8668

December TBD

Food Packing at Barker Hangar
Join other local volunteers at Barker Hangar in Santa Monica to sort and organize food baskets for people in need through One Voice/Los Angeles.
More information is available at onevoice-la.org

December TBD

NYA Art Supplies Drive
The Parish and School will be collecting art supplies to support NYA’s after-school program. The Parish School collection and delivery will be on December 20.
Contact Mar Jennings 310-471-9661 or Jocelyn Cortese 310-454-1424

December 17

Bread & Roses Christmas Meal
Help prepare and serve a mid-day holiday supper at St. Joseph Center’s Bread & Roses Café in Venice. This is a wonderful way to gather with other parishioners in the true spirit of Christ to feed the 120 homeless people..

December TBD

S.P.Y. Special Holiday Dinner
Make and serve dinner for 75 homeless teens in Venice.
Call Kathy Bitting 310-454-0556 or Amy Childress 310-880-7997

2016

January-February

Hygiene Supply Collection for OPCC
Donate your hotel size or full size hygiene products for the homeless clients at OPCC. Just drop them in the wooden box in the narthex of the church and we will collect, sort and deliver them. This is an on-going program, so drop your donations anytime during the year and they will get delivered. Check with Rachel Davis to see when she wants to publicize this now that she’s in charge The smart thing would be to publicize it right before the school’s winter and Spring breaks.

January 26

S.P.Y Dinner
Make and/or serve dinner for 75 homeless teens in Venice.
Call Kathy Bitting 310-454-0556 or Amy Childress 310-880-7997

February 8, 9 Food Ingathering for the Westside Food Bank
The Parish and School will be collecting non-perishable food for the Westside Food Bank. Protein foods like peanut butter and canned tuna are always appreciated.
Call Rosie Strickland, Jocelyn Cortese 310-454-1424 or Shawn Silletti

February 23

S.P.Y Dinner
Make and/or serve dinner for 75 homeless teens in Venice.
Call Kathy Bitting 310-454-0556 or Amy Childress 310-880-7997

March 29

S.P.Y Dinner
Make and/or serve dinner for 75 homeless teens in Venice.
Call Kathy Bitting 310-454-0556 or Amy Childress 310-880-7997

April 26

S.P.Y Dinner
Make and/or serve dinner for 75 homeless teens in Venice.
Call Kathy Bitting 310-454-0556 or Amy Childress 310-880-7997

May 16

Thrift Shop Sale at Town Fair
Great items from the Thrift Shop will be on sale at the St. Matthew’s Parish School’s Annual Town Fair, from 10am – 4pm. Donations of toys, shoes and handbags are Especially appreciated. Please drop your donations by the end of April to be included at Town Fair.

May 17

Love Walk for the SLRF

May 31

S.P.Y Dinner
Make and/or serve dinner for 75 homeless teens in Venice.
Call Kathy Bitting 310-454-0556 or Amy Childress 310-880-7997

June – August

Summer Brigade at the Thrift Shop
The Thrift Shop needs volunteers and the “Summer Brigade” helps cover for times during the summer when our regular volunteers take a well-deserved break. If a group would like to work at the shop, they can arrange in advance to structure their shift.
Contact Diane Hogsta 310-459-4285 or djhogsta@gmail.com

ST. MATTHEW’S THRIFT SHOP
For information about volunteering please contact Diane Hogsta via email or call her at 310/459-4285. You many also refer to the website for information about donations, grant recipients, store location and hours at stmatthewsthriftshop.com.  The Thrift Shop has a donation drop off area in the church/school parking lot.  It is open Monday - Sunday from 9 - 3.  They accept donations of gently worn clothing, shoes and accessories as well as small pieces of furniture, books, children's clothes, toys and household goods such as dishes, cooking ware and linens.  Please contact Stacy Santos via email or call 310/923-1317 about donations.

ST. MATTHEW’S OFFERING PLATE
All proceeds from the offering plate are designated for Outreach Ministries and help fund our annual grants to non-profit organizations such as Chrysalis, Neighborhood Youth Association, OPCC and the Westside Food Bank.

WESTSIDE FOOD BANK
The donation barrel is in the church’s narthex, and donations of non-perishable food are delivered whenever the barrel is full all year long.

 

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