COTLF Homeless Ministry

During the month of September we will be collecting the following items that will be delivered directly to the Missionaries of Charity shelter in Miami’s inner city:

Category 1, Food: Canned & Dry Non-Perishable Foods (ideally large canned items from Gordon Food Service that could be used to stock up the Missionaries of Charity’s kitchen pantry. They feed hundreds of homeless a day through their kitchen located in the shelter). Desired donations include large cans of tomato sauces, pastas, rice bags, green beans, corn and other canned vegetables. Also they can use iced tea powder, small sugar packets and instant coffee. We will also like to collect sliced bread, peanut butter and jelly for sandwiches as well as cases of bottled water.

-Category 2, Women’s Hygiene & Toiletry Items: women’s deodorant, soap bars, shampoo, shaving cream, cleansing wipes, disposable razors, body lotions, combs/hair brushes, toothpaste and toothbrushes. (Please make sure they are not travel sized items)

-Category 3, Cleaning Supplies: kitchen dish soap, degreaser, clorox/bleach, disinfectant spray and hand sanitizer.

All items can be dropped off ONLY during the following weekend masses at the Homeless Ministry Collection Area inside the church:

Saturday, September 16, 2023 (Evening Mass) • Sunday, September 17, 2023 (All Sunday Masses)

Save the Date for our Next Volunteer Service Day

Come volunteer with us on Sunday, September 24th, 2023 as we head to the Missionaries of Charity shelter to bring all items that were
collected during this month’s donation drive and provide a helping hand with various tasks around the facility including the feeding of
hundreds of homeless men and women. We will have two shifts of volunteers for that day, space is very limited. One shift will be from
8am-10am and a second shift from 10am -12pm. Children must be 12 years and older to participate and accompanied by a parent/legal guardian at all times. Community service hours will be provided to students. If you are interested in attending, please email: Spots will be provided on a first come, first serve basis.

For more information about our homeless ministry, contact us via email, check out our Instagram page, or join our mailing list!

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