St. Stephen's and the Community
Outreach Donations from St. Stephen's and the Outreach budget prayerfully support area service groups and ministries through gifts of time, talent and treasure of the St. Stephen’s parish. Additionally part of the Outreach budget is used for mini-grants wherein parishioners can apply for a $100 grant to be donated to a personal favorite charity. Local Outreach projects provide opportunities for hand-on participation and fellowship in a variety of local organizations.
In addition, St. Stephen's and its members support many global outreach projects through the contribution of money and time. Parishioners knit prayer shawls for persons in need and premier hats and blankets donated to area hospitals.
We also collect tab tops, eyeglasses, cancelled stamps, cell phones, Campbell's soup labels and education box tops for various charities and organizations. The baskets for these collections can be found in the hallway leading from the gathering area to the church school wing.
Outreach Committee Meeting Schedule:
3rd Monday of the month at 7:00pm
Our goal is to prayerfully support local area service groups and ministries
through gifts of time, talent and treasure of St. Stephen’s parish.
Significant ongoing assistance was provided throughout the year to:
SOS, South Oakland Shelter (SOS)- Provided one week of housing, meals, and transportation to homeless individuals and families in need.
The Baldwin Center, Pontiac - Serve a meal each quarter
Lighthouse - Food provided monthly throughout the year
Catholic Community Response Team (CCRT)- Financial assistance, food, baby items, gift cards, etc.
Bound Together - Monthly volunteer hours at after school program and provide Christmas gifts,
Financial assistance was also provided to:
CCRT, Baldwin Center, SOS, and Judson Center
Mini Grants of $100 were awarded to:
Troy Nature Center, Dawn Farm Addiction Recovery, Crafting Kindness, WOMBAT
To continue to support charities in the generous ways the parish has done in the past.