The Shoe That Grows: 2017 Advent Outreach Project

By Barbara Van Gaasbeek 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…

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St. Mary’s Pledges To Be Part of Hurricane Harvey Relief Efforts

News of the devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey has traveled worldwide and individuals and groups have mobilized to assist our friends in Southeastern Texas. St. Mary’s will be an active part of those relief efforts in the days and months ahead as those in the storm’s path rebuild their lives and homes. A message from…

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Celebrating Success

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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