Donate-a-Day

Donate a Day

The Donate-a-Day ministry offers periodic and ongoing opportunities for parishioners to live their call to stewardship, by generously sharing their time, gifts and talent in gratitude for God's many blessings. With reflection on the principles of Catholic Social Justice, this ministry sponsors and coordinates service opportunities for those in need, through a variety of local social service agencies. Events are typically scheduled for weeknights or weekend afternoons for a few hours, and may involve painting, gardening, hosting bingo games at local nursing homes, or preparing meals for the Lincoln Park Community Shelter or Ronald McDonald House.

Service Listserv:

If you would like to join the Service Listserv and receive emails about service related opportunities and special events, send an email to requests@clement.org and type “Subscribe Service” in the subject line of your email. Please note that it may take up to three business days before you are added. The Service Listserv is an easy way to hear about ongoing service opportunities at Saint Clement and in the surrounding community, and a great way to hear about different ways to get involved.

Upcoming Donate-a-Day Opportunities:

Hospitality during Friday Sack Lunches – Join other volunteers from our Parish and aid in offering juice, coffee, and donuts to those who wait in line outside during our regularly scheduled Friday sack lunch program. Share in hospitality and conversation, and serve as a welcoming face of Saint Clement.
Dates: every Friday morning throughout the year
Time: 8:20am to 9:45am
Location: Parish Office at Saint Clement

Contact Joanna Krynski to participate 

Catholic Charities Soup Kitchen – Volunteers are needed to make sandwiches, welcome guests, and serve a hot meal to 130 needy Chicagoans who come to Catholic Charities’ Soup Kitchen.
Dates: Fridays, December 18, 2015;  January 15, 2016
Time: 3:30pm to 6:00pm
Location: 721 N. LaSalle, between Huron & Superior

Contact Joanna Krynski to participate 

Community Engagement Program – Join a team of parishioners to prepare and serve a meal for 30 guests of the Lincoln Park Shelter’s Community Engagement Program (CEP). CEP is for those homeless who are not yet a part of the LPCS, and provides them with a hot meal and the opportunity to shower, do laundry and receive outreach services. The meal takes place at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ. Volunteers split bringing the food and beverages. Due to meal planning and small space, volunteers must register in advance.
Dates: Sundays, December 6, 2015; January 3, February 7, 2016
Time: 2:00pm to 4:30pm
Location: 2335 N. Orchard, at Fullerton

Contact Joanna Krynski to participate 

Lincoln Park Community Shelter – Join a team of parishioners to prepare and serve dinner to approximately 40 homeless guests who are part of the LPCS program. Volunteers split bringing the food and beverages. The Shelter is located in the basement of the Lincoln Park Presbyterian Church. Due to meal planning and small space, volunteers must register in advance.
Dates: Fridays, December 18, 2015; January 15, 2016
Time: 6:00pm to 8:30pm
Location: 600 W. Fullerton Pkwy., at Geneva Terrace
 
Contact Joanna Krynski to participate.
 
Franciscan Outreach Shelter – Volunteers are needed at the Franciscan Outreach homeless shelter. Help serve soup and sandwiches to the guests, welcome guests to the shelter, and clean up the kitchen after dinner. Must be 18 and older.

Dates & Times: more dates coming soon
Location: 2715 W. Harrison, near California & the Eisenhower/290

Contact Maggie Hanley to participate

Ronald McDonald House – Join a team of Saint Clement parishioners to prepare and serve dinner to approximately 75 family members of children receiving treatment from The Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital in Streeterville. Volunteers split bringing the food and beverages.
Dates: more dates coming soon
Time: 5:30pm to 8:00pm
Location: 211 E. Grand, at St. Clair

Contact Maggie Hanley to participate.
 

H.O.M.E. Weatherization - Join Saint Clement parishioners, along with Housing Opportunities and Maintenance for the Elderly (H.O.M.E.), in preparing low-income senior homeowners for the harsh weather conditions of winter.  Volunteers will be traveling to various low-income seniors’ homes across the city, fitting windows with a type of storm window that will keep out cold air, saving homeowners money and making their homes more comfortable.  Please consider joining us on Saturday, December 5, from 9:00am to 1:00pm.  Contact Mary Cele Doyle with questions or to join the group.

At/Through Saint Clement:

Assist with Child Care at Madonna House

Madonna House is a Catholic Charities sponsored women and children’s shelter in Wrigleyville. The mothers staying at Madonna House will be participating in lifestyle classes over the coming month, and our help is needed to watch their children so they can get the most out of the sessions. For more information or to be added to the schedule, please contact Christie Succop Eckert

Parking Ministry Kicks Off

For many, belonging at Saint Clement begins in the parking lot. Since finding parking can be a challenge, the parish is looking to start a parking ministry. The parking team will facilitate the flow of traffic into and out of our parking lot, ensuring the safety of children and others in crossing the street, and guiding to other parking options when the lot is full. Individuals are needed to assist with this important ministry. Our initial plan is to establish several teams of two volunteers to serve before or after 9:30 Mass. Training and safety gear will be provided. Please consider serving once a month in this new ministry. Contact Maggie Hanley to express your interest and receive additional information.

Volunteer at the Mission of Our Lady of the Angels

Devoted to serving those in need in West Humboldt Park. Parishioners serve the Mission one Saturday of each month, sorting clothing, cleaning, gardening and performing other odd-jobs, as well as assisting with food giveaways and neighborhood parties. To be added to the volunteer list and informed of upcoming dates, contact Tracy Hagan or Kari Kristen.

Assist with Sunday Morning Child Care

Do you enjoy working with young children? Are you missing or looking for opportunities to interact with them? Do you have time once a month to help promote a prayerful environment at Saint Clement? For children ages 18 months through 3 years, the Sunday morning Child Care Ministry offers sufficient, trained volunteers to help parents who want child care services during the 9:30am Mass. This important ministry allows parents of young children to be spiritually nourished in a prayerful environment during the Sunday liturgy, without the distraction of an unhappy child.

Our goal is to have an ample team of volunteers to ensure a sitter/child ratio of 5:1, and are looking for volunteers who can assist once a month for two hours during the Sunday 9:30am Mass. A one year commitment is desired. Volunteers must attend Virtus training provided and required by the Archdiocese (a one-time class; more information will be provided), and complete the necessary background checks. To volunteer or for more information, contact Maggie Hanley.

Serve as an Overnight Volunteer for the Lincoln Park Community Shelter

Overnight volunteers provide supervision for LPCS and their Guests from 9:00pm-6:30am on weekdays, and 9:00pm-8:00am on weekends. Volunteers must be 18 years of age and must interview and attend one of the monthly orientations before training. Overnight volunteers are needed 365 days of the year. Volunteers are NOT expected to stay awake all night, and can read, work, watch TV, sleep, etc. in a room separate from the Guests. Lights out for guests is 10:00pm. For training, you will be paired with a veteran volunteer for your first overnight until you are comfortable on your own. Questions or interested? Contact Fawn O'Brien.

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