All Saints Outreach News

September

September has brought an abundance of blessings. We are fortunate to resume our All Saints Backpack Program to help bridge the weekend hunger gap for Puyallup school students. Parishioners brought in homegrown produce to share with each other and our food bank families. We also learned we were approved to partner with the City of Puyallup to connect Puyallup residents with CARES Act funding for rental assistance. Thank you to all of you who expressed an interest in volunteering with the food bank. We have several new volunteers delivering food to our neighbors. St. Teresa, pray for us!

Food Programs

August

Food Bank

Neighbors served - 256

Households served - 96


Summer Food Program

Children served - 15

Families served – 6


Backpack Program

Children served - 113



Armory Dinners Update

In October, we will resume our monthly commitment to the St. Francis House community dinners at the armory. Meals will be distributed in to-go boxes. For more information see volunteer opportunities below.

Dedicated Driver

Jerry Soler has been delivering for the All Saints food bank for over 20 years. He says the best part of volunteering has been "knowing that I've helped people in need."


Although September will be his last month as a driver, he says he plans to continue helping with inventory and stocking.


Thank you, Jerry, for giving of your time to help those in our community!

Servants of St. Teresa Financial Assistance

August

Rent Assistance - 7

Utilities Assistance - 5


All Saints is thankful for the City of Puyallup for providing CARES Act funding to assist in the 2020 Housing Support Program. For more information, contact All Saints Community Services at 253-848-2000.

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Model of Mercy

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Pastoral Care

Area Volunteer Opportunities

All Saints

Armory Dinners

Home cooks are needed for our monthly commitment to the St. Francis House community dinners. We are scheduled for the First Monday (every month) and the Third Thursday (even months only). Items need to be dropped off at the Armory (622 4th Ave SE, Puyallup, WA 98372) no later than 5:20 pm on the assigned date.


Sign up for October 5.


Sign up for October 16.


Eucharistic Ministers to the Homebound

Eucharistic Visits to the homebound resumed in August with COVID precautions in place.

If you are interested in volunteering in this rewarding ministry, please contact Morningstar.


Food Bank Drivers

Drivers needed for afternoon (especially Monday and Wednesday) and evening shifts. Some heavy lifting and a background check are required.


For all the above opportunities, contact Morningstar for more information at morningstars@allsaintsparish.com.


Special Olympics

Volunteer with the Virtual Fall Games. Find out about opportunities here.

Wildfire Relief

Help our brothers and sisters across the region affected by wildfires.



Central Washington: Diocese of Yakima


Eastern Washington: Catholic Charities


Portland: Archdiocese of Portland

Advocacy

How to get involved

Local

The Bishops of Washington State encourage our advocacy in public policy as we work together to protect all human life: the unborn, individuals who live in poverty or on the margins of society, and people at the end of life. Get started here. Read the latest WSCC newsletter.


National

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops also provides information on important issues close to our faith. Get started here.


International

Advocacy is one of the most effective ways to ease human suffering and build a more just world. When an unjust policy or system is changed because of our collective advocacy actions, millions of people, families and communities have the opportunity to thrive. Find out more at the CRS Lead the Way Action Center.

Affordable Housing - Candidate Forum

Together, with the Tacoma-Pierce County League of Women Voters, Tacoma-Pierce County Affordable Housing Consortium is hosting candidate forums on affordable housing for Pierce County Councilmembers and the County Executive positions.


Hear what they have to say about our County's shortage of affordable housing and suggestions for alleviating it and ways to support the financing of shelter and housing.


We need your attendance!

Show potential elected officials that you will hold them accountable for the creation of more affordable housing in our area.


To attend the District 2&3 meeting on October 8 at 6 pm, register here.

Global Solidarity

World Day of Migrants and Refugees

"Forced like Jesus Christ to flee": To involve in order to promote

Maryknoll Advanced Missionary Discipleship Formation

Maryknoll's Advanced Missionary Discipleship Formation Program will help you take an intentional and inter-sectional look at our current realities locally and globally, discern what the Spirit is calling us towards, practice this distanced reality of being a community of missionary disciples, and move forward out of this crisis into building the Kin-dom of God together!


This online experience will take place every Thursday in the month of October beginning on October 1st through October 29th.


Go to the link above or flyer below for registration information.


Also, check out Maryknoll's upcoming free webinars.