Volunteer Needs with Catholic Charities
Can you assist with any of the following?
Hygiene Training – help teach refugees proper hygiene cleaning to keep their apartments nice and clean. (Tuesday, Friday 1:00 – 3:00pm.)
Apartment Setup – help set up refugees’ apartments by moving around furniture and putting dishware and cleaning supplies in the correct places. (Thursday, Friday 1:00-3:00pm)
Financial Literacy – help teach financial literacy at our Outreach Center with Shontrelle Johnson (3rd Tuesday each month, 10:30 – 11:30am)
To start volunteering with Catholic Charities of Des Moines or if you have questions, contact Kaitlin Damerval 515-237-5091 or volunteer at [email protected]
Food Donations Needed for The Blessing Box
The Blessing Box, the Elkhart Community Food Pantry, opened its doors in January. Donations will continue to be accepted and most needed are: meals in a can (soup, stew, chili), tuna or canned chicken, peanut butter, canned foods with pop-top lids, canned fruit in its own juice or water, low-sodium canned vegetables, olive or canola oil, spices, low-sugar whole grain cereals, healthy snacks (granola bars, nuts, dried fruit), beans, and rice. Cash donations are also welcome payable to The Blessing Box and sent to The Blessing Box, c/o Elkhart Christian Church, P.O. Box 97, Elkhart, IA 50073. Interested in volunteering? Contact Tim Kautza; 515-964-7687; [email protected]
Contact: St. Mary-Holy Cross Parish Office
Donations of non-perishable food items for the Food Pantry are collected on the third (3rd) Sunday of each month, at all the weekend Masses. Additionally at all these Masses, a monetary collection is taken. Donations collected are given locally to one of the following: Maxwell Food Pantry; Impact Community Action Partnership in Ankeny; Huxley Food Pantry, Catholic Charities Food Pantry in Des Moines or Catholic Charities Emergency Shelter in Des Moines.
Des Moines Area Religious Council (DMARC) also accepts cash donations for area Food Pantry's.