OUTREACH - COMMUNITY GRANTS
The Dominican Friars Outreach Fund makes grants available to qualified non-profit organizations.
“We must sow the seed, not hoard it. ...” St. Dominic
For the current funding cycle, organizations may apply for at least $1,000 and no more than $7,500 for one year of general program support. Applications will be categorized and ranked according to four areas, which are the pillars of the Dominican Community:
- Prayer: Promote communities of prayer
- Study: Educate the Poor in underserved areas and aid immigrants in community assimilation
- Community: Feed/Clothe/Shelter the Needy - Care for the Sick and Aged and other critical community needs
- Preaching: Promote organizations that promote preaching on behalf of the poor, homeless, and marginalized.
Applications may be downloaded from this link:
Applications must be submitted by email to:
[email protected] no later than April 30.
The Outreach Committee will not accept paper applications sent by U.S. Postal Service or hand delivered to the Fund.
CCWTN serves people regardless of religious beliefs, socio-economic status or ethnic background. Catholic Charities is not just for the Catholic community, it is from the Catholic community.
OPERATION: Bare Necessities
CCWTN is partnering with the Order of Malta to support St. Mary’s Clothes Closet Ministry. Having long operated a Soup Kitchen in our community, St. Mary’s is expanding its outreach to some of our most vulnerable neighbors and has a growing need for clothing and personal care basics.
- Men’s Underwear (M, L, XL & XXL)
- Heavy Socks
- T Shirts (M, L, XL & XXL)
- Sweatshirts (Hoodies) (M, L, XL & XXL)
- Jackets (M, L, XL & XXL)
- Shoes (Larger Men’s Sizes 10+)
- Personal Hygiene Items (Sample Size: Shampoos, Soaps, Body Lotion, Toothpast and Toothbrushes etc.)
BRING YOUR ITEMS TO THE GATHERING AREA OFF THE COURTYARD!
A St. Peter Christmas tradition! Choose an “Angel” from our tree and help make Christmas brighter for a child in need.
Suggested gift choices include, clothing, toy, books, gift card. All Gifts should be individually wrapped and enclosed in a sturdy plastic bag with your angel tag securely attached.
FirstWorks is an academic-based, after school program serving ”at risk” children and youth from zip codes surrounding Highland Heights United Methodist Church at the corner of Summer and Highland.
Before study time begins, “Kitchen Angels,” prepare and serve a nutritious meal to the students and their volunteer tutors. Tutors, some of them Memphis City School Teachers, provide guidance, discipline, and assistance with homework assignments and school projects.
The Hospitality HUB is a hospitality and resource center for homeless persons in downtown Memphis whose mission is to connect individuals with the resources they need to begin their journey out of homelessness.
Learn ways to serve.
St. Peter’s parish supplies sandwiches weekly to First Presbyterian’s Soup Kitchen that serves the homeless in downtown Memphis. To join this vital ministry, email Annette Askew at [email protected].
Choose to make a month-to- month commitment or make sandwiches as your schedule allows. Click here for more details and instructions for making sandwiches.
Volunteer Odyssey is a whirlwind volunteering / blogging tour of Memphis area non-profits specifically designed for those between jobs and searching for their next great opportunity. In one week, each participant covers seven non-profits. Intrigued? Learn more
Calvary Community Breakfast and Soup Sunday
Soup Sunday is one of the primary ways that the Community Breakfast is funded. Once a month, Soup Sunday volunteers prepare delicious and nutritious soup which is then sold to Calvary parishioners and certain other downtown church members to provide income to help cover the cost of the Community Breakfast. At St. Peter Church, Soup Sunday is usually on the 2ndSunday of the month.
The cost of food and supplies for the Community Breakfast is approximately $500 each week so we are always in need of and welcome contributions. All of the labor for the breakfast is provided by volunteers from Calvary, St. Williams Catholic Church, Brighton Baptist Church, Southern College of Optometry, and other folks we have recruited. We love volunteers and anyone is welcome to come and help. Contact Mary Nease at [email protected] or Christine Todd at [email protected] .