Charity and Outreach

Mission Statement  -  To serve those in need locally, nationally, and globally.

“Your little church does things that bigger churches don't do.” ~Quoted from a food basket recipient

 Contact DeeDee Murillo or call (719) 494-1892 if have any questions or would like to assist with any/all of the outreach activities

 

 Marian House Life Support Center

 Quilters and blanket makers are welcome to share their talents.


Food Angels

Food Angels are everyday folks who want to help fill food baskets for the needy in our area.
Food Angels can help by giving cans or cases of non-perishable food or gift cards to Outreach.

  • No opened containers.
  • Nothing with expired dates.
  • Non-perishable! Bread or perishable items (that will spoil) must be given on Assembly nights or on Pick-up mornings to be added directly to food baskets. We have no place to store them.
  • Gift cards to any grocery store are gladly accepted.

Thanksgiving Food Baskets

Prep/Assembly November 17, 2017, 6:00pm
Pick-up/Delivery November 18, 2017 from 9:00am - 11:00am.
Meet at the Ministry Center.


Christmas Food Baskets

Prep/Assembly December 15, 2017, 6:00pm
Pick-up/Delivery December 16, 2017, from 9:00am - 11:00am.
Meet at the Ministry Center.


Christmas Giving Tree 2017

Sweet Dreams Colorado is a not-for-profit organization that  delivers new pajamas and new books to the abused and abandoned children living in group homes and foster care.

We are collecting pajamas and goodnight storybooks for over 1400 foster children served by Sweet Dreams Colorado.  Black Friday sales are an excellent opportunity to find inexpensive pajamas. Even a pair of fleece pants with a t-shirt are much appreciated. We need sizes child 6 to adult 2xl. 

Pajamas more in need than storybooks. They had a nice donation of new books for all ages. Storybooks must be new. (Who knew that used books sometimes are used to transport drugs?)  

There is a Christmas tree in the Narthex. It has paper ornaments take as a reminder. We will be collecting until December 3, 2017, and even afterwards if some trickle in late.

Thank you for your generosity.


 

Feeding The Community

 Seeking to meet the needs of all in the Falcon Area

Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter Outreach Events

  • Provide complete Dinner (Ready to Cook) for up to 30 households.
  • Coordinate with Knights of Columbus to distribute winter coats free to children in the community.
  • Provide wrapped Christmas presents for children 17 and under.

 

Maintain St. Benedict Food Pantry
Available to anyone who asks.

Do you know of a local family that needs a food basket from our Parish? 

St. Benedict’s strives to be a Parish that serves others. 

Help us find those families in need.

Thank You to all our parishioners have given food during and after Mass! 

Please bring in non-perishable food items for the food baskets.

Have your child choose their favorite food or snack to give to a child in a family that otherwise would not have that item in their pantry.

  • Put an extra can of tuna or jar of peanut butter in your cart when you shop.
  • Purchase items in bulk.
  • Rice, flour and sugar are staples every household needs.
  • Tomato products, beans, pasta, soups, and cereal are always needed in our pantry.

Thank you for your sacrifice.

 You Give Them Something

 

 

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 Coordination

  • Keep track of names and contact information for those helped who desire to remain on the list
  • Add new families and individuals in need
  • Arrange for food distribution to those requesting year-round

Shopping

  • Dinner Baskets at Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter
  • Age and gender appropriate Christmas gifts
  • Collecting Boxes

Assembly and distribution of Dinner Baskets

  • Assembly on Friday evening before holiday
  • Distribution on Saturday Morning before holiday
  • Those receiving can pickup at Parish House
  • Some folks may need delivery
  • Gift Shopping and wrapping at Christmas

Food Pantry Items