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The Holy Family Outreach Ministry is very large in scope and is committed to serving individuals and families in need. Outreach Ministry focuses on parish members and is also very active in providing assistance to families in the Joliet Diocese and greater Joliet and Shorewood communities. Below is a list of some of the service drives in which the Outreach Ministry participates.                                                                                            

 

The Angel Tree

The Angel Tree offers each member of our Parish the chance to remember someone less fortunate during the Christmas season with a small gift or by adopting an entire family. We provide gifts to our parish families, the homebound and individuals at various organizations in the Diocesan area.  Holy Family parishioners, school and RE families support this drive.  

If you wish to volunteer or donate food please contact holyfamilyoutreach@gmail.com or 815-725-6880.

 

Back to School Drive

In cooperation with Catholic Charities, the parish and community collect donations of school items. Volunteers deliver the donations to a central location in Joliet that will be distributed to help students who need school supplies. Holy Family parishioners, school and RE families support this drive

If you wish to volunteer or donate supplies please contact holyfamilyoutreach@gmail.com or 815-725-6880.

 Caring for Community

Volunteers band together and reach out to our fellow sisters, brothers, families and veterans in our communities within the Joliet Diocese.  We offer a helping hand and services for those who are not able to care for themselves or may be struggling.  This includes assisting with minor home projects, yard work, painting, repairing and cleaning homes. All skilled and unskilled help is needed and invited to go forth and care for our community.
To donate your time, talent or treasure please contact Kimberly at holyfamilyshorewoodoutreach@gmail.com or 815-557-1600.
 

Annual Coat Drive

The Holy Family Annual Coat Drive is a coat, hat, scarf and mitten drive to help keep the less fortunate in our community warm during the frigid winter months. Donations are collected from the community and distributed to families, shelters and organizations in the Diocesan area. Holy Family parishioners, school and RE families support this drive.

If you wish to volunteer or donate towards this drive please contact holyfamilyoutreach@gmail.com or 815-725-6880.

 

Serving Daybreak Center

Volunteers from the Holy Family Outreach Ministry Program prepare, serve dinner and run a craft table for the residents the second Sunday of each month throughout the year.  Daybreak provides housing, food and supportive services to the homeless.

If you wish to volunteer or donate food toward the meals please contact holyfamilyshorewoodoutreach@gmail.com or 

815-725-6880.

  Annual Easter Drive

The Holy Family Annual Easter Drive is when parishioners and volunteers collect non-perishable food and Easter basket donations from the community.  Volunteers make food boxes and Easter baskets for families who may be having a difficult time in our parish and community. They are distributed to the families, food pantries and organizations in our area. Holy Family parishioners, school and RE families support this drive.

If you wish to volunteer or donate towards this drive please contact holyfamilyoutreach@gmail.com or 815-725-6880.

 

Bundlz of Love

This is an ecumenical and community effort where the community bands together and make new, handmade, washable fleece blankets and collect new and gently used blankets and donate them to area organizations. Blankets are distributed to children who are seriously ill or traumatized in many ways, for the homeless and less fortunate. New and gently uses blankets for children and adults are collected from the community and distributed to area homeless shelters and those in need before the severe cold weather hits.  Holy Family parishioners, school and RE families support this drive.

If you wish to volunteer, sponsor or donate toward this drive please contact hfbundlzoflove@gmail.com or 815-725-6880.

 

Feed My Starving Children

Holy Family Parish volunteers, children and adults, hand pack meals for malnourished children.  Feed My Starving Children (FMSC) ship these meals to distribution partners, which have reached nearly 70 countries around the world.  Feed My Starving Children is a non-profit Christian organization committed to feeding God’s children hungry in body and spirit.

Holy Family Parish is scheduled to serve on December 5, 2015 from 9-11am at the Aurora, IL location. Parishioners, school and Re families are all welcomed and encouraged to serve and support this drive. Limited spots are available so please sign up before November 21, 2015. You may click on the FMSC link, located at the right, to sign up now. 

 

 

Food Pantry Weekend

Food Pantry Weekend is held the second full weekend of every month. A collection of non-perishable food items is collected in the parish narthex. This is to offer supplemental food and household supplies to parish families experiencing hardship and help fill local food pantries.

Holy Family parishioners, school and RE families support this drive.

If you wish to volunteer or donate food please contact holyfamilyshorewoodoutreach@gmail.com or 

815-725-6880.

 

Annual Harvest Weekend Food Drive

To Fight Hunger

The Annual Harvest Weekend Food Drive is an ecumenical effort whereby several churches in the Shorewood/Plainfield/Joliet area band together in an effort to raise awareness of the homeless. Together they collect non-perishable food items from our community for struggling families and local food shelters and stock them.

If you wish to volunteer or donate food toward the meals please contact holyfamilyshorewoodoutreach@gmail.com or 

815-725-6880.

 

Soles 4 Souls

Wearing out Poverty

Soles 4 Souls is held once a year. It’s a shoe collection of new and used shoes. The shoes are then distributed to people in poor and disadvantaged communities around the world.

Holy Family parishioners, school and RE families support this drive.

If you wish to volunteer or donate shoes please contact the RE office at 815-730-8691.

 

St. Vincent de Paul Drive

Once a year Outreach ministry volunteers collect donations of household goods, clothing and personal items to help those in need. SVDP then either distribute the items to those in need or sells the donations through the SVDP thrift stores. The proceeds from the sales help to fund the charitable programs.

Holy Family parishioners, school and RE families support this drive.

If you wish to volunteer or donate food please contact holyfamilyshorewoodoutreach@gmail.com or 

815-725-6880.

 

Undy Sunday

In cooperation with Catholic Charities undergarments and socks are collected from the parish and the community. Donations are distributed to low-income children, families and seniors through our various locations in Kankakee, DuPage and Will Counties.

Holy Family parishioners, school and RE families support this drive.

If you wish to volunteer or donate food please contact holyfamilyshorewoodoutreach@gmail.com or

 815-725-6880.

 

 

 
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