Alternative Sleeping Location Update

Read up on the latest success stories and needs of the ASL. If you’d like to donate goods, services, funds, or time, please contact Scott Freeborn. Mia Ferreira, the Program Manager for the Alternative Sleeping Location ~ Friendship Shelter recently provided some very encouraging news about the Alternative Sleeping Location to Scott Freeborn, the St…

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The Shoe That Grows-2016 Advent Project

In many countries around the globe, contaminated water on river banks and contaminated soil provide breeding grounds for parasites which can easily enter the body through bare feet. Approximately 300 million children in the world suffer from the effects of parasites. Parents who live in impoverished countries cannot afford to buy new shoes annually for…

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Haiti Relief Effort a Success!

Thank you so much for your generosity to the people of Haiti. We raised a total of $1,700.00 for Giving Children Hope! If you remember, for every $1 raised, $22 of aid is provided to Haitians, so this means you have actually given $37,400.00 worth of relief aid to Haiti! THANK YOU! And thanks also…

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Our ASL Neighbors Need Your Help

  The change in seasons brings with it a slower, more predictable routine. Children return to school, festival season comes to a close, and the days become shorter and cooler. For the men and women of the ASL, however,  life is a year-round struggle for basic needs. Please consider donating one or more of these…

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Wounded Warriors Family Support 2015 Advent Program, Final Report

During Advent, 2015, St Mary’s contributed to Wounded Warriors Family Support, an excellent nonprofit which supports the combat-wounded veteran and his or her whole family. This holistic and very practical approach takes care of job training, teaching a new skill set so that employment may be found; caregiver respite, offering rest and renewal to caregivers,…

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St. Mary’s Raising Money To Help Nepal… Join Us!

To all who can help; TWO Charities supporting Nepal both from Laguna Beach RSTAR Foundation and Chhahari. Read their stories, let them know help is on the way. Below is a report from Rev. Rosslind’s people in Nepal. From St. Mary’s discretionary account for the needy we have donated $300.00. Could you make a matching…

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St. Mary’s Caring Ministry

One of the outreach programs provided by St. Mary’s is Caring Ministries. Caring ministers, or care-givers, are assigned a care receiver on a most confidential basis. Care receivers are members of the parish wanting someone to listen or accompany them through a difficult time. Typical problems faced by care receivers are aging, illness, job loss,…

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Backpacks – Giving Children Hope

Giving Children Hope, through whom we have sent international aid many times, also do wonderful work locally. Their “We’ve Got Your Back” Program provides 1,300 homeless school children and their families a backpack of nutritious food, enough for four people, every weekend of the year. They have been doing this for several years, and currently feed over 5,000 people every weekend!

Giving Children Hope needs more backpacks, and can get them for $4.00 each. They hope to raise $4,000, for 1,000 backpacks during August, and invite partners like St Mary’s to join them in this worthwhile cause.

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