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St. Edna Outreach

St. Edna Outreach ministers to the poor, the homeless, and those in need of emergency financial assistance. This assistance is made possible through the generosity of parishioners of St. Edna.

Outreach Ministry program description:

People seeking help may come to St. Edna during the following service hours, or call the office to be connected to the hotline.  We provide Jewel cards, McDonalds cards, gas vouchers and emergency financial assistance to those within our boundary.  Help from the food pantry is given to all who request it.

Monday 1-4pm
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 1-4pm
Thursday 1-4pm
Friday Closed
Saturday 9am - Noon
Sunday Closed

We are always looking for compassionate people to serve as Outreach ministers.  We currently have 4 teams.   As a minister, you would serve one three-hour shift every four weeks.  Training is provided.  For those who work fulltime, we currently have a need for someone to serve on Saturdays.  If you are interested in serving as an Outreach minister let me know.  

Bill Clark, President St. Edna Outreach

847-772-2578

Outreach Ministry Report for January, 2020

171 clients were served during this period.
73 were experiencing homelessness

The total amount of assistance given during this time period was $7,765.18.   Here is the breakdown of assistance and how January compares to December.

Service

January Totals

December Totals

Number of clients served

171

128

Jewel / Aldi Cards

$1,680

$1,150

Speedway Cards

$595

$510

McDonalds Cards

$320

$285

Community Threads / Walmart / Target Cards

$270

$1,120

Ventra/Pace Cards

$131.50

$98.90

Food Pantry (est. value)

$2,930

$2,287

Rent/Utilities/Auto Repairs

$1,838.68

$770.26

Totals

$7,765.18

$6,221.16

You can help.  The food pantries at St. James and St. Edna always need donations of household items (toilet paper, paper towels, dish and laundry detergent) as well as canned fruit.

Join Us

If you are interested in becoming more involved in St. Edna Outreach, our ministry meets in the Hurley Center rooms A&B at 7:30pm the 2nd Monday of the following months: Jan, Mar, May, Aug, and Oct.  For more information contact: 

Parish Office
847-398-3362
office@stedna.org

Officers
Bill Clark, President
Kathy Pellettieri, Co-Vice President
Shirley Boustead, Co-Vice President
Karen Streu, Secretary
Veronica Exleben, Treasurer