How We Support Our Community

2018-2019 ANNUAL REPORT FOR CHRIST CATHEDRAL PARISH

 

MISSION

The Christ Cathedral Parish Community Outreach Program provides food and other resources to clients in need of assistance.

ORGANIZATION

Program Director: Mary Lou Walters
The program is staffed by 50 volunteers from CC Parish, students from high schools and colleges and the community at large.

SERVICES

Groceries are distributed from the Helping House just south of the Arboretum every Thursday from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m and again on the first Saturday of each month from 10 a.m. to noon
The program also provides:
School supplies
Thanksgiving baskets for families
Christmas meals, food baskets and toys for children
Sleeping bags, blankets, jackets, hats and scarves for homeless individuals

STATISTICS

  •  14,681 services provided to clients in 2018-2019
  • Weekly meal service to an average of 80 people each week
  • School supplies provided to 30 children
  • 54 Christmas and 44 Thanksgiving grocery bags distributed
  • Christmas toys provided to 96 children
  • 80 survival bags provided to the homeless

FINANCES

For more information about supporting the outreach or becoming a volunteer, contact Mary Lou Walters at 714-282-3097.

Income:
Parish donations: $41,298
Catholic Relief Services’ Rice Bowl donation: $20,000
Expenses:
Program expenses: $58,472
New equipment: $642

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

  • Food pick-up
  • Set up/clean up for grocery distribution
  • Staffing grocery distribution
  • Registering new clients/maintaining database
  • Maintenance/cleaning of Helping House
  • Stocking shelves
  • Serving meals
  • Special events
  • Saturday Food Distribution

SUPPORTERS

Christ Cathedral Academy
Christ Cathedral Confirmation Students
Christ Cathedral Parish
Diocese of Orange Pastoral Center Staff
Filipino Community at La Purisima Church
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
Knights of Columbus
2nd Harvest Food Bank
Food Finders
Joanie’s Purse Project

GET INVOLVED

For more information about supporting the outreach or becoming a volunteer, contact Mary Lou Walters at 714-282-3097.

Thank you for your support of this ministry through contributions using the monthly pink “poor box” envelopes.