Community Service

 

Occasionally, organizations will call parishes with requests for assistance that can range from a permanent commitment to a one-time project. Assistance could include projects such as occasionally serving at a soup kitchen or helping with a community effort to assemble care packages for the needy. Participants would have the opportunity to serve at various times depending on their availability. Please contact the Parish Office for more information on volunteer opportunities at (586) 268-2244.

Cereal Collection: Macomb Food Program

PictureSt. Blase sponsors a cereal collection on the second weekend of each month. Many hands are needed to sort and deliver the donated cereal to local charities on Tuesdays during the day. Daytime availability is a must. Contact the parish office.

The Macomb Food Program helps feed thousands of people in crisis each year. This is made possible through the combined efforts of volunteers, church groups, civic clubs, businesses, and concerned citizens. Call (586) 469-6004 to find out how you can help.

Volunteer & Donation Opportunities

POPE FRANCIS CENTER: The Pope Francis Center provides services to the city’s homeless in downtown Detroit. The Center offers nutrition, hygiene, laundry, and social services to guests. For more information, call (313) 964-2823, or visit https://popefranciscenter.org/wp/ .

SECOND HAND ROSE (TURNING POINT): Call (586) 463-4430 one week in advance. Acceptable items include furniture in good condition, household goods and clothing that is not stained or in need of repair. Turning Point also helps to supply Compassion Pregnancy Center with clothing and furniture.

GIVE ME A BREAK! Many families in our community are struggling to take care of a loved one at home. For these full-time caregivers, a break to run errands, go to their own doctor appointments, or just relax for an hour is often impossible because their parent or spouse cannot be left alone. If you have a few hours, once or twice a month, to just sit with an older or disabled adult, your gift of time will make a huge difference for these families. No hands-on care or nursing experience is needed. For more information, call the Interfaith Volunteer Caregivers at (586) 757-5551.

DRIVERS, HANDYPERSONS & CHORE-HELPERS NEEDED! Many fail, older, and disabled adults in our community are struggling to remain independent in their own homes. They need your help now! The Macomb County Interfaith Volunteer Caregivers program is greatly in need of volunteers who can provide transportation, or help with minor home repairs and chores. You tell us when you are available and where you would like to help out. NO regular commitment is required. We simple call you with various assignments, and you let us know if you can fit them into your schedule. Even occasional assignments will help our struggling neighbors! If you can provide someone with a ride to their doctor’s appointment, fix their leaky faucet or clean up a backyard, then please take this opportunity to share your special skills with someone in need. You will be making a very real difference in someone’s life! For more information, call (586) 757-5551.

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY is always looking to register volunteers to help with this worthwhile endeavor. If you would like more information on Habitat for Humanity and future projects contact:
For Macomb Habitat for Humanity: (586) 263-1540 or macombhabitat.org
For Detroit Habitat for Humanity: (313) 521-6691 or habitatdetroit.org (313) 521-6691
​Rebuilding neighborhoods, rebuilding lives, one house at a time.

ST. VINCENT DE PAUL SOCIETY Call St. Vincent de Paul one week in advance. Collections are scheduled between 8:00 am—5:00 pm on Monday, Wednesday & Fridays. Acceptable items include furniture in good condition, household goods, appliances and clothing that is not stained or in need of repair. Call at (313) 393-2930 or visit the St. Vincent de Paul website for a wish list of items. The St. Vincent de Paul Society has been providing the metro Detroit area with more goods and services than any other charity for the past 115 years. With help from people like you, we assist over 90,000 individuals every year. We need your donations, whether its appliances, clothes, or an old car. Some items have a waiting list, others we sell in our thrift shops. And 89% of those proceeds go back to the community to help people in need. We need volunteers. People have graciously volunteered at parishes across the city, camps and food depots. However, we still need more. Just a few hours of your time can make a difference.