At St. Katharine Drexel Parish, our christian service ministries are under the umbrella of the Justice & Service Commission. Their mission; To respond and make visible in action as a faith community (Matthew 25: 31-48), to educate about Catholic Social Teachings, to engage in actions for justice and peace, and to support current-day programs similar to efforts that
St. Katharine Drexel created e.g. caring for the poor.
Here are some of the organizations we support…
There are any number of local, national, and international charities that are supported by your generosity to the parish. We would like to share some of this information and ways you can support through your gift of time, treasure, or prayers.
Between Friends Food Pantry – https://www.sugargrovefoodpantry.org/copy-of-give-help-1
Feed My Starving Children – https://www.fmsc.org/get-involved/volunteer or https://give.fmsc.org/give/76206/#!/donation/checkout
Hesed House – https://e.givesmart.com/events/h2e/
Hope for Haitians – Along with their Covid-19 updates, Hope for Haitians has launched an Emergency Campaign to direct food, water, medical and agricultural aid to the villages we built over the last 19 years with your generous support. In Haiti these items are tenuous at the best of times. In the face of the pandemic the need is even more urgent. Members of the Hope for Haitians Board and a generous donor created an $8,500 matching-gift fund to double the value of the first contributions to the emergency campaign. Visit https://mailchi.mp/56834d99eee3/fname-starting-today-your-support-will-be-doubled?e=[UNIQID] to donate!
Northern Illinois Food Bank – Here is a link to their most recent (Apr. 23rd) newsletter update; https://solvehungertoday.org/coronavirus/
St. Vincent de Paul Society of St. Katharine Drexel Parish – https://svdp-skd.org/
Pay It Forward – Helping the most vulnerable during COVID-19. You are doing your part. You are washing your hands in a new way and more often than ever. You are socially distancing. Sanitizing everything. Checking on those most at risk. Saying endless prayers for your family, friends, and neighbors. It’s the least you can do, right? The federal government is doing their part, too. Millions of Americans will receive direct payments to help them survive the financial fallout of COVID-19. If you do not need your federal funds and want to help the most vulnerable, any portion of your stimulus funds will go a long way to feed, clothe, house, and heal… right here in our community. The economic stimulus package recently signed into law may be your opportunity to change – perhaps even save – a life. The CARES Act provides a $300 above-the-line deduction for cash contributions from individual taxpayers who take the standard deduction.* You may donate up to $300 cash to the Society with a corresponding reduction in taxable income. Pay It Forward. You can help us continue to serve our neighbors in need during this critical time by giving today.
* Disclaimer: The CARES Act information is intended as guidance and does not constitute legal or tax advice for any specific individual or organization. Please consult your financial professionals.