OLG Day of Service
Contact: Karen Fitton, email@example.com
Our community of faith is blessed with many gifts. We share these gifts in many ways through outreach efforts in the parish and service projects in the school. Every day we are making a difference in the lives of those around us. Each year OLG members work in groups at various social service agencies to share our gifts. Projects may include helping those who are hungry and vulnerable in our community or helping to care for God’s creation through gardening and restoration projects.
Contact: Colleen Duffy, firstname.lastname@example.org
The community meal is a free monthly, sit-down meal held in the Walmesley Center. Everyone in the community is invited to attend. It is conducted ‘restaurant style’ where the guests are served at their tables. The goal is to provide a hot meal once a month for those in our community. Inviting the whole community provides a way for all of us to share a meal and conversation together. OLG receives additional volunteers from other West Seattle churches and service groups both youth and adult.
St Vincent de Paul
Contact David Haywood, email@example.com
The OLG Conference of St. Vincent de Paul provides practical financial assistance with utility bills as well as referral, spiritual support and information to low-income neighbors through home visits. This ministry is open to all volunteers over the age of 18.
*If you are in need of assistance from St. Vincent de Paul, please call 206-767-6449*
Chicken Soup Brigade
Call a care coordinator at (206) 957-1686
Chicken Soup Brigade improves the nutritional health of individuals living with chronic conditions and hunger. We recognize the importance of nutrition to overall health. It has the power to reduce symptoms of many illnesses. It can minimize medication side effects, and it can provide comfort when it is needed most. Chicken Soup’s clients have specific health challenges, most are living below the Federal Poverty Level, and all require assistance in managing their nutritional health.
The OLG parish office is an official "Safe Place Site" for youth in crisis between the ages of 12 and 17. As a Safe Place site, we partner with Youth Care and a whole network of other sites to provide welcoming and safe spots for youth who have run away from home, are homeless, or who are at risk of becoming homeless. If a youth in crisis comes to our office, we can
connect them with a Safe Place Coordinator who can assist them over the phone or in person to find emergency shelter, reunite with family, or put together a safety plan. Many youth who run away from home are victims of abuse and many youth on the street end up being abused and exploited. Being a Safe Place site is one way to help end the cycle.
Contact: Jane Taylor, firstname.lastname@example.org
Lettuce Pray is a program that works with local churches to provide fresh produce to the White Center Food Bank. Fresh veggies and fruits are a real gift for those families and individuals experiencing food insecurity. During the summer months, a Lettuce Pray box will be placed nside the main entrance to the church.