Interfaith Shelter Network
This is a moving shelter for the working homeless of Orange County. The residents of the shelter move about every two weeks to a hosting church, where they stay and receive meals and assistance in locating jobs. Other items needed are: soap, razors, deodorant, toothpaste, toothbrushes, bathroom tissue, shampoo, conditioner, combs, and brushes. Items can be placed underneath the offering table in the church. For more information, please see Ned Bradley.
Western Service Workers Association
Saint Matthew Ecumenical Church is collecting food items that will be donated to WSWA to help with real problems of the working poor including poverty, low wages and lack of job benefits. Donations can be placed underneath the offering table in the church. For more information please see Bea Tiritilli.
Priority Food items include:
Tuna and mayonnaise, pasta and sauce, peanut butter and jelly, rice and beans, soups, canned fruits and vegetables, beverages, cold and hot cereal.
Western Service Workers Association (WSWA) is a free and voluntary, private, unincorporated membership association which operates on an all-volunteer basis and does not accept government funds. WSWA serves Orange County’s lowest paid workers; domestic workers, temporary and part-time workers, “workfare” workers, independent contractors, landscapers, and other low-paid service workers.
WSWA members join together to provide a means of survival through a benefit program including emergency food and clothing, non-emergency dental care, preventative medical care, job information and more. To help please call 714-835-9961.
Pop tabs from canned drinks are collected and given to Children’s Hospital of Orange County who will turn them into cash and donate the amount to the Orange County Ronald McDonald House. After you save your tabs, also remember to save your can to bring in to church for our recycling program!
Founded in 1992, Xela Aid, a non-profit, non-denominational, humanitarian organization, responds to requests for assistance from economically-disadvantaged communities of Guatemala in ways that restore health and well-being to the people and the environment, promote cultural understanding, and preserve dignity. For additional information, e-mail Leslie Baer Dinkel at ten.knilhtrae@dia_alex or find out more at Xela Aid’s web site.