John’s sponsors an outreach to teachers at a school in our neighborhood that
helps to provide much needed supplies for their classrooms. We stock a wide
variety of items such as crayons, paper, scissors, craft items, paper towels,
hand sanitizer, etc. for teachers to select from. We also take requests for
special items that teachers might need. Parishioners donate money and supplies
and also help while the Toolbox is open.
a month, St. John’s helps to serve lunch at a local homeless shelter. We also
collect items to donate to the clients at the shelter.
Each year, on the Sunday before Thanksgiving, we collect
donations of frozen turkeys and cash to donate to Santa Maria Virgen, the
Diocese of Oklahoma’s Oklahoma City Hispanic Mission.
Before the Christmas season, we look for different
organizations that could use our help. In recent years we have collected items
and cash to benefit the Oklahoma City Homeless Alliance, foster children in
Oklahoma County, and Whirlwind Mission, the Diocese of Oklahoma’s Native
group for sewers, knitters and crocheters who enjoy making things to comfort
others in times of need. These items
include prayer shawls, warm scarves, socks and mittens, blankets, and stuffed
animals. Contact persons: Kathleen Ferguson and Patricia Riden
5401 N Brookline Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73112