Current donation and volunteer opportunities at St. Mary's.
ASL Meal Teams
Alternative Sleeping Location 20652 Laguna Canyon Rd Laguna Beach, CA
In partnership with the Orange County Food Bank, St. Mary's volunteer meal teams serve fresh, hot meals to ASL clients on the 2nd, 3rd, and 5th Thursday of each month. Meal teams assist with preparing and serving meals to our ASL neighbors. Combining food donations from the Orange County Food Bank with fresh fruits and vegetables purchased with their own funds, meal teams provide a nutritious meal and a warm smile to the men and women of the ASL. Consider joining a meal team today.
2017 ASL Meal Team Schedule
Cristina Calderone's team: 2nd Thursday of odd numbered months
January 12, March 9, May 11, July 13, Sept. 14, Nov. 9
Joslyn Aitken's team: 2nd Thursday of even numbered months
Feb. 9, April 13, June 8, Aug. 10, Oct. 12, Dec. 14
Jorge Cortes' team: 3rd Thursday of even numbered months
Feb. 16, April 20, June 15, Aug. 17, Oct. 19, Dec. 21
Men's Bible Study team: 3rd Thursday of odd numbered months
Jan. 19, March 16, May 18, July 20, Sept. 21, Nov. 16
Jasmine Reid/Scott Freeborn's team: 5th Thursday of the month
March 30, June 29, Aug. 31, Nov. 30
As this popular ministry moves through 2017, we are always in need of meal team members. You may volunteer for as much or as little time as your schedule permits. The men and women of the ASL look forward to seeing us each Thursday with our nutritious meals, kind words, and smiles.
St. Mary's Lenten Program 2017
This year we are supporting World Vision’s work by sending out Child Survival Kits to needy children around the world, especially those under five, the most vulnerable. These kits contain lifesaving medicines, essential vitamins, emergency nutrition and rehydration packs. Thanks to World Vision’s corporate partners, each $1 donated will mean $12 worth of relief aid will be sent. Just imagine, if we raised $1,000 that would mean $12,000 of aid would be sent to those who so desperately need it!
We will put three boards up in church, and will place a heart, representing your love for the impoverished children, on the boards for every $10 donated. The program will run from Sunday, March 5th through Sunday, April 2nd. There will be labelled envelopes in the pews for your donations which will be gratefully received. Blessings and thanks in advance for your faithful generosity!
Barbara Van Gaasbeek, Outreach Coordinator
To Our Community Friends:
Helping the men and women at the ASL improve and enrich their lives has been a staple of the St. Mary's Episcopal Church community. The ASL has ongoing need for bus passes, socks, small blankets, towels, and men's and women's hygiene and grooming supplies. On your next shopping trip, just toss a few extra items in your cart and bring them with you on Sundays. Collection boxes are located in the Narthex.
The ASL has a host of other needs that can be fulfilled by donations of funds, time, or your expertise. Click here to learn more about how you can help enrich the lives of our neighbors at the ASL.