Ongoing Service Opportunity: Cup of Joe
For men and women staying in the 5 low-barrier overnight emergency shelters and 3 of the transitional shelters operated by Catholic Charities, mornings often begin on an empty stomach. To meet this need, Catholic Charities is seeking volunteer groups to assemble healthy "breakfast to-go" bags to be distributed to these 8 shelters, which together provide a safe bed for 1,000+ women and men each night.
Can you commit your parish, your office, or your school to a one-time or ongoing commitment with Cup of Joe?
There are two ways you or your group can get involved with this exciting opportunity:
- Join volunteers from throughout the archdiocese for our monthly Cup of Joe packing event at our SHARE Warehouse. It’s a fun, fast paced event and volunteers leave knowing they’ve helped to provide breakfast to those in need. Sign up here!
- Host your own Cup of Joe. Gather your group, the supplies and host your own Cup of Joe event at a location and time of your choice! If you’d like to plan your own Cup of Joe for your group, we welcome your help! Please contact Lydia Pearl Monroe firstname.lastname@example.org to set up your event or discuss ongoing involvement with the Cup of Joe program. Staff are available to visit and speak with first-time Cup of Joe groups and even provide a demonstration. We will let you know where the breakfast packs are most needed. Groups typically commit to making 400 or more meals—enough to supply our largest shelter for a day.
Learn More about Cup of Joe on The Open Door!