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St. Thomas The Apostle’s Helping Hands Program ~

Helping Hands Celebrates Its 5th Anniversary as St. Thomas the Apostle’s Cooking Ministry

Created in June 2009, our Helping Hands Program is a human services ministry reaching out to families in the parish who have recently faced a loss in their family or are going through an illness, treatment, surgery, etc.

We do not have meetings and everything is done via e-mail! So if you work full time, this ministry is perfect for you!

We coordinate a monthly e-mail list of meal deliveries to families in the parish and the program is simply a personal way for our parishioners to connect to one another in a time of sorrow or illness and say we care.

We assign each volunteer cook only one (1) family a month via our email list and they offer 1 meal on behalf of the parish during their time of loss or illness. Many times, our families decline, but are still touched by the gesture of the parish taking the time to reach out to them.

If they accept, the volunteer then schedules a time that is good for both themselves and the family to deliver that meal.

In the last 5 years, our volunteers have reached out to more than 550 parish families in their time of sorrow or illness.

If you know of a parishioner who could be touched by this program OR if you are interested in finding out more details about becoming a volunteer cook or making a donation to our cooks who also donate their time and money to provide these meals, please contact our Human Services office at 538.7465 or e-mail our group coordinator at [email protected].

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