THIS FUND HAS BEEN SET UP TO SUPPORT THE ST. ATHANASIUS VOLUNTEER COVID-19 SUPPORT OUTREACH EFFORT
Our parish volunteers, lead by the Parish Pastoral Council have developed a way for our community to reach out and support our community.
If you are in need of assistance of any kind (groceries, errands, support, mental health, physical health, monetary, etc.), please contact the St. A’s Friends and they will put you in contact with the resources you need. All requests are handled with discretion. You can contact us via email at email@example.com or by calling the Parish Office at (847) 328-1430.
St. Athanasius Partnering with Local Restaurants to Serve Staff at Local Hospitals
St. Athanasius has started delivering meals to staff at local hospitals. We have entered into partnerships with several local restaurants to split the cost of the food. Lover the past three weeks, we have partnered with Chick-Fil-A, Dengeo’s, Great Harvest, Mustard’s Last Stand, Potbelly and Subway to deliver 690 meals to Evanston and Glenbrook Hospitals. A huge thanks to Ernie Singh and Monica Robertson for organizing this effort.
How you can help: First, please thank the restaurants that have generously donated food during this difficult time. We are truly grateful. Second, we could use your financial support to keep providing meals.
The current goal is to deliver meals twice a week. While the restaurants are very generously donating some of the food, that amount will not feed all the health care workers at those facilities. St. A’s needs $800 a week to cover our half of the food cost. If you have the financial ability to help, you can donate to the St. A’s COVID fund by clicking here: https://www.givecentral.org/location/432/event/22073 or texting COVID to (847) 221-6237. All contributions are tax deductible.
St. A’s Café Providing Meals to the Homeless
The St. A’s Café is continuing to provide its monthly dinner for the homeless. Due to the COVID restrictions, Mike Masini worked with Comida Cantina to cater 120 meals in to-go containers for the guests. This was made possible by generous donations from our community.
The St. A’s Café will be working with Connections for the Homeless to provide meals. The St. A’s Café team want to continue to provide meals (typically 170-180 meals), as they are financially able, all catered by local restaurants.
How you can help: If you would like to financially support the St. A’s Café to provide meals to the homeless, you can donate to the St. A’s Café COVID relief fund by clicking here: https://www.givecentral.org/location/432/event/10810 or texting HOMELESS to (847) 221-6237. All contributions are tax deductible.
Do you or someone you know need a face mask?
Several St. Athanasius parishioners are sewing cloth face masks. If you or someone you know needs a face mask, please contact the St. A's Friends at firstname.lastname@example.org and tell us how many masks you need and whether you need an adult or child size.
If you are interested in making masks, please contact St. A's Friends at email@example.com. We are grateful for all donations!
Join the St. A's Lotsa Helping Hands Community Site
Please become a member of our Lotsa Helping Hands community website, which will allow you to volunteer to help members of our community. You can do so online or through the app. You can also share this group with other members of our community. Here is the link to join: https://my.lotsahelpinghands.com/community/st-athanasius-evanston-il/home