Redemptorist Social Service Center Events
Just Off Broadway Theater chose the Center to tbe the recipient of their December 2014 community event "A Gathering of Traditions" that featured the many cultural traditions in our community. The Center received over $1,000 in donations along with food and new clothing items.
Christmas in the Park at Longview Lake this past holiday season was absolutely spectacular with over 300,000 glowing bulbs and 175 animated figures! The Center provided volunteers to take free will donations on Dec. 29th and qualified to receive $1,000. Many thanks to our volunteers who made it all possible: Diana Kennedy & Drew Herrera; Carol & Tom Hookham; Ethel Rodriguez, Cindy McDaniel, Trish Duffy, John & Mary Behr.
Sock It To
September is the Center's annual citywide collection of new socks and underwear… the most needed and least donated clothing items. This is a wonderful opportunity to help the poor and aging in our community. Everyone can be involved…businesses, schools and churches. It's easy and fun! Our 2015 collection goal totalled over 8,000 pairs of new socks and underwear for the needy that we shared with local agencies including Don Bosco, Operation Breakthrough and Cross-Lines.
Our SITP raffle prizes were awesome! Proceeds of $10,000 will support the Center's Emergency Client Assistance program that provides client assists with shelter, utility and medical payments, food, clothing and transportation.
Check back for our fabulous raffle items!!
CROP Walk for Hunger…October 16, 2016. This annual event will begin at Central United Methodist Church at 51st & Oak and combines fun and fundraising to raise money for hungry people throughout the world. Anyone wanting to make a difference in the lives of hungry people is invited. Walkers invite friends, co-workers and family members to sponsor then with a contribution. Participating agencies share in the proceeds, and are asked to provide volunteers to help with registration, checkpoints, water distribution, etc. This is a wonderful opportunity to represent the Center and be a part of hunger awareness, and help raise money to feed the hungry. We provide 5 volunteers to work the registration table in order to receive a part of the proceeds. Contact the Center to volunteer!
When you adopt the ongoing needs of an individual or family in crisis, your financial donations will provide critical assistance to help stabilize them not only during the holidays, but throughout the year.
The mission of Redemptorist Social Services Center is "Preventing a temporary crisis from becoming a permanent tragedy". This 2016 holiday season we will ask you to adopt the ongoing needs of a family or individual in crisis. Gifts are wonderful and we all like receiving them. But what good is a gift if you are in danger of being evicted? The winter months will soon be here and so will the increased heating costs. If a family is cold because their gas has been shut off, or if they can't use their stove because of no electricity, will presents help? Your financial donation will provide critical assistance and help stabilize people in need not only during the holidays, but throughout the year.
The staff, volunteers, Board and clients of the Center thank the individuals, schools, businesses and foundations who gave their time and resources to help individuals in need during the 2016 holiday season. This generosity makes it possible for the Center to continue providing critical assistance, hope and resource individuals and families in crisis now and throughout the year.
Angel Tree- 206 individuals were "adopted" and received much needed items such as coats and blankets, and also a few fun things. A special thanks to Chris and Brian Jordan for taking care of those angels that needed to be adopted at the last minute.
St. John LaLande's annual Giving Tree donation to the Center provided coats, towels and other necessities to clients of the Center.
Visitation Church Peace Tree provided blankets, pillows, sheets, silverware, pots & pans.
Pamela Espana & the Girl Scout Troops once again baked 450 delicious dinner rolls for holiday food basket distribution!
Jessie Campbell and US Engineering donated freshly prepared Thanksgiving meals to 18 families!
Notre Dame de Sion High School-their annual food drive for the Center of 9 tons of canned and packaged food items will stock our pantry shelves through June!
Derrick Thomas/Neil Smith Third & Long donated 40 turkeys and food baskets.
Jackie Tigges, Center volunteer & Board member, purchased beautiful blankets for each participant in our Saturday meal delivery to the homebound.
The Holiday Appeal generated over $25,000 in donations that benefitted our Emergency Client Assistance program.
Burmeister Gilmore LLP Challenge to Fight
Close to a billion people...one eighth of the world's population...live in hunger. Two million children die through malnutrition every year. In our own community, one in seven people is food insecure because they don't know if there will be enough food for tomorrow or enough food for everyone in the family.
The Burmeister Gilmore LLP Challenge to Fight Hunger is dedicated to ending hunger in our community. Every dollar donation made to the Center from April 1st to May 30th will increase the amount of money we will receive from the Burmeister Gilmore Challenge. If we share our resources and give the best we can, there is hope of putting an end to hunger.