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Community Outreach

Cradles to Crayons My Brother’s Keeper
Father Bill’s Place Interfaith Social Services
Milton Food Pantry Respect for Life Committee
  St. Mary’s Women and Children's Center
   
   

Cradles to Crayons

Overview
Cradles to Crayons is a non-profit organization whose mission is to enhance the lives of low-income children in Boston. The program collects children’s items such as furniture, books, clothing and toys and delivers them to children in need.
Programs:
For the September drive:
· Baby Furniture- cribs, strollers, high chairs, safety supplies, etc.
· Toys- baby toys, games, sports equipment.
· Books
· Clothing and Bedding
· Arts and Crafts, School Supplies
Contact Information: sarah.gould@cradlestocrayons.org
How You Can Help: If your children have outgrown any of the items listed above, please contact Lynn for an immediate donation or watch for drop-off details for the September drive.

Father Bill’s Place

Overview
Father Bill’s Place is a 24-hour full service program for homeless men and women located on Broad Street in Quincy. In addition to meeting basic individual needs for food and shelter, Father Bill’s Place offers comprehensive social services. Their capacity is 115 adults- 90 men and 25 women.
Programs
· Food collection
· Coats, Blankets and Socks (CBS) Drives

For more information on Father Bill’s Place, please visit the website: http://www.fatherbillsmainspring.org/

Milton Food Pantry

Overview: Housed at the Parkway United Methodist Church, the Milton Community Food Pantry provides food assistance to many Milton families that have been affected by illness or economic issues. The following items are needed:

Non-Perishable Food and Drink
s- canned fruits, vegetables, soups, meat and beans; pasta, sauce, rice and rice mixes; peanut butter and jelly; pancake mix and syrup; crackers, baking items, condiments, coffee and tea.
Household Cleaning Items
Personal Care Items

Contact Information:
617-696-0221.

How You Can Help:
Donations to the Food Pantry can be dropped off at the Food Pantry, Central and East Milton Post Offices, the Senior Citizen Center and DeWolfe Real Estate. Volunteers are also needed on Saturday mornings when food is distributed to families.

My Brother’s Keeper

My Brother’s Keeper-
Overview
My Brother’s Keeper is a ministry of volunteers whose mission it is to bring the love and hope of Jesus Christ to those it serves. My Brother’s Keeper delivers furniture, household items and food to those in need- all free of charge.
Programs
Food Collection
St Agatha’s collects the following food items in bins outside the rectory and delivers them to My Brother’s Keeper on a monthly basis:
Cereal
Peanut butter
Syrup
Complete (need only add water) Pancake mix

Giving Tree December
Contact Information: Jack Riley
How You Can Help: Look for Giving Tree sign-up information at the beginning of Advent or contact Jack Riley.

Furniture Donations

To be as effective as possible, we accept only basic furniture and household items that are in very good condition. We cannot deliver upholstered items that are ripped, worn, stained or very dated. Electrical items must be in safe, working condition. As a matter of policy, no donated furniture is sold.
For more information about furniture donations and to schedule a pickup, go to the furniture donations page at My Brothers Keeper:
http://www.mybrotherskeeper.org/furniture.htm
For more information on My Brother's Keeper, please visit the website: http://www.MyBrothersKeeper.org

Interfaith Social Services

Overview: Interfaith Social Services (ISS) is a multi-service agency serving residents throughout the South Shore. The mission of ISS is to strengthen family life and to offer assistance to anyone in need.

The ISS Food Pantry is open weekday mornings and offers non-perishable food and other item (meat, produce, etc) when available. Over 6,700 persons are served in this program each year.

Contact Information:
Bettyanne Lang 617-773-6203
For more information, visit their web site: http://www.InterfaithSocialServices.org

How You Can Help:
Donations are needed for the food pantry. Volunteers are also needed in the program and for office and fundraising duties.

Respect for Life Committee

Overview
The purpose of our parish respect for life committee is to promote a sense of sanctity for all human life. It is important for all of us to explore ways to foster pro-life concerns as part of the very fabric of our parish family.

Programs

· Baby shower- 2nd Weekend in February
· Respect Life Walk Weekends

How You Can Get Involved:
Donate items to the Respect Life Baby Shower each February.

 

St. Mary’s Women and Children's Center

Overview: St. Mary’s Women and Children's Center is a human service agency that provides residential, educational, job skills training and other support services to women, teens, infants and children. The organization serves the largest population of homeless women and children in the city. St. Mary’s operates the four programs listed below and leases space on campus to organizations that provide complementary services, resulting in a comprehensive continuum of services onsite at the Dorchester complex.

St. Mary’s Home
- residential program for pregnant teens and new mothers. 18 teens and their infants are in residence for up to one year.

Margaret’s House
- family shelter for 32 homeless women and their children.

Bridge Home-
18-bed residential shelter for children that are victims of abuse and neglect.

Women@Work-
a job-readiness training program for women who face significant barriers to unemployment.
Each Mother’s Day, the Family Mass Committee sponsors a drive to provide each young mother with a basket of toiletries and bath items.

Contact Information:
Jane Boulet, Director of Development jboulet@smwcc.org/ 617-436-8600, ext. 491
Please visit their web site: http://www.smwcc.org

How You Can Help:
Look for information about the drive each spring. Volunteers and donations are always needed for the programs at St. Mary’s Women and Children's Center.

    

 

      

 
 

St. Agatha Parish
432 Adams Street / Milton, MA 02186
Telephone: 617-698-2439 / Fax: 617-698-1517

E-mail: rectory@stagathaparish.org


 
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