Northside Food Pantry Please continue to remember our neighbors in need when you shop at the grocery store. We have two baskets near the front entrance of the church for your food stuff donations of non-perishable items. The Northside Food Pantry is Pittsburgh’s largest food pantry, serving seniors, veterans and families who live in the 15212, 15214 and 15233 zip codes. Low-sodium, hearty staples are always appreciated. Bulk packages (a case of soup vs. a can of soup) help ensure that there is more to go around. (Because visitors to the food pantry receive an allotment of food based on weight, items not individually packaged are often portioned out by volunteers into 1-pound bags for distribution; adding storage bags to related orders is incredibly helpful.) Items needed to run households such as paper towels, toilet paper, and cleaners cannot be purchased with food stamps or at a discount by the pantry and are in high demand.
The DoorWay is another local organization that often benefits from our food donations. For 33 years, The DoorWay has served youth and adults who are struggling with addiction, abuse or neglect. This Christ-centered ministry is located at 10 California Avenue, Pittsburgh. http://www.doorway.org
Narcotics Anonymous meets each Tuesday evening at 7:00PM; Oliver Hall. www.northpittsburghna.org.
Genesis of Pittsburgh, established in 1983, is a maternity care facility located on a quiet residential street in Bellevue, PA. The residence and future-planning center is for woman who are pregnant over the age of 18 and in need of shelter. The house can accommodate up to 8 women at a time. The goal of the program is to provide a self-help, home-like environment aimed at fostering a sense of responsibility and independence. Over the past year, All Saints filled baby bottles with loose change to benefit The Genesis House; and one Sunday, a group of female parishioners provided a meal for the young women housed there. http://genesispgh.org/genesis-house
The Salvation Army and our Southbridge parishioners, who recently joined our parish, have had an active partnership. They have supported their Emergency Food Pantry with food collections 3 to 4 times per year. In addition, a group of 8-10 participated in the annual Treasures for Children toy sorting at the Salvation Army warehouse last December. Also, many parishioners purchased needed items for the annual Adopt-A-Family Christmas program. For more information about the many outreach activities of the Salvation Army, visit: http://www.salvationarmy.org/
Shepherd’s Heart Fellowship continues to receive financial donations from our little “mission” envelope tradition. Envelopes are available on the back entrance table, and are available for small cash donations from parishioners. These envelopes are then collected during the Sunday Service Offertory collection. Monies collected are given to this Pittsburgh based ministry to help feed the hungry, the homeless, the poor and addicted, with God’s Word and food, every weekday morning in their Drop-in Center. There, the homeless have a place to take showers and wash their clothes. They also provide transitional housing for homeless veterans in their Shepherd’s Heart Veteran’s Home. To learn more about this active Christian ministry visit: http://www.shepheart.org/SHFpages/SHFhome.html
World Vision receives help from our Faith, Food & Fellowship participants. Each month, they contribute monies for the support of a World Vision child who resides in Uganda. Delphine, who is now 22, has been receiving support since she was 7 years old and continues to do so, since her family is still on the poverty list. This year is the 20th anniversary of the Rwandan genocide and the death of Delphine’s father. To learn more about World Vision, please visit: www.worldvision.org
The Knitting & Crochet Group began in 2008 to learn, exchange patterns and techniques, and to motivate each other to complete some knitting/crocheting projects. Soon, this small group of crafters began to teach knitting and crocheting to beginners two evenings a month in the Guild Room. Knitted baby items have been donated to local hospitals and Genesis: http://genesispgh.org; and Teddy Bears for Jeremiah’s Place: http://www.jeremiahsplace.org. Other recipients of knitted items have been disabled veterans at the local Veteran’s Hospital, and impoverished children from the World Vision Knit for Kids program: http://www.worldvision.org/content.nsf/pages/knit-for-kids-classic-knit-pattern.