St. Luke’s Outreach Commission received 27 grant applications and was able to fund 19 grants and 2 Educational scholarships totaling $17,000 in 2018.
Grants are awarded annually to applicants serving the needs of others in the areas of food, water, shelter, clothing, and educational opportunities. Applications will be available on the website in November of each year, and due by March 15th of each year. Contact: Mary Hallford (602) 796-1177.
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St. Luke’s Episcopal Church will award up to three $1,000 one-year higher education scholarships to a graduating senior attending a Quad City High School. The money will be applied toward the cost of tuition, fees and books at an accredited public or private university or college, junior or community college, or vocational/trade school. Separate applications for College and Trade Schools will be available on the website in November of each year and due by March 6th of each year. Contact: Mary Berkheiser (928) 778-4499.
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St. Luke’s largest community outreach event, at which St. Luke’s parish members, public safety personnel from the Quad Cities, and volunteer supporters from the community, all come together to make this special day a joyful one for anyone alone or who may otherwise not celebrate Christmas with others. Guests are welcome to come and dine-in or have a pre-arranged meal delivered to their home, free of charge.
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St. Luke’s and other churches work together to bring Jesus’ message of love, hope and compassion to those in our community who are hungry. Every Saturday a mid-day meal is provided by volunteers and served to the homeless and needy at Granite Creek Park. Contact: Kathy Pessin (928) 771-2707.
St. Luke’s parish members donate non-perishable food items weekly to help keep the community food banks’ shelves stocked for the needy and hungry. The food is distributed equally among the three food banks.
Chino Valley Food Bank: Contact: Hank Martin (928) 636-5657.
Prescott Valley Food Bank: Contact: Patti Bain (817) 909-0565.
Prescott Community Cupboard Food Banks: Contacts: Jim Pessin (928) 771-2707 and Sally Phelps (928) 776-9182.
Weekend meals are sent home with students in K-8th Grade who are receiving free/reduced meals at school. These meals are easily prepared by the student. At Christmas, stockings are prepared for the students with winter items and other small gifts and treats. Contact: Mary Hallford (928) 759-0227.
The pantry serves Chino Valley Head Start students on Friday morning, supplementing the meals which they typically receive at school during the week. Contact: Patti Bain (817) 909-0565.
Meals are prepared and served by Parishioners at the Salvation Army for those staying overnight when the temperature is below 28 degrees. Contact: Liz Kennedy (928) 632-3100.
PASS provides shelter and basic resources to homeless/transitional women, children and families of Yavapai County using many volunteers to help staff the shelter and office. Contact: Liz Kennedy (928) 632-3100.
Saint Luke’s and other area churches collect, sort & distribute warm clothing and blankets to those in need during the month of October. Contact: Carol Covert (928) 515-1630.
People Who Care provides caring non-medical volunteer assistance to adults unable to drive in order to help them continue living in their own homes. Contact: Nancy Reynolds (928) 445-4490.
This program brings people together to build homes, communities and hope for low income applicants for home ownership. Contact: Dwight Willman (928) 350-8475.
Blood drives are held several times a year in cooperation with United Blood Services. Contact: Darrell Anderson (928) 710-8932.
New underwear and socks along with clothing, pillows and sleeping bags are collected for Veteran military men and women. These items are distributed by U.S. Vets of Prescott. Contact: Becky Hansen (702) 219-9287.
WYGC offers a vast array of services for adults, families and children living with mental and behavioral health disorders, from case management and counseling to supportive housing and vocational rehabilitation in the surrounding areas. Contact: Laura Norman (928) 445-5311 ext. 3615.
In collaboration with the Coalition of Compassion and Justice school supplies are provided in a school in Chino Valley, Prescott and Prescott Valley for the year. Contact: Patti Bain (817) 909-0565.
Clothing and educational needs are provided for the homeless and unaccompanied minors at the high school. Contact: Lyneal Nick (928) 830-8005.
St. Luke’s provides Christmas gifts for needy school children in the Quad City area so that they may have a blessed Christmas. Contact: Lauren Crawford email: LaurenMcrawford@gmail.com.
Camp Genesis provides children of incarcerated parents a safe environment to be with others who are in similar situations. The children join in many fun camp activities and learning sessions. Contact: Mary Hallford (602) 796-1177.
Volunteers meet 2-3 times a year to clean a section of Highway 89 between St. Luke’s and Chino Valley (marker 323-325) that is assigned to St. Luke’s. Contacts: Eddie and Tiger Gillam (602) 510-2621.
Volunteers deliver a nutritional meal, along with a wellness check and companionship Monday thru Friday in Prescott, Prescott Valley and Chino Valley. Contact: Mary Hallford (602) 796-1177.
Used cell phones are collected year-round with proceeds going to help women in crisis. Contact: Deacon Kimball Arnold (928) 778-4499.
Newspapers, phone books, magazines and miscellaneous paper are collected in the big grey box next to the Outreach table and eyeglasses are collected in a box on the Outreach table in the Gathering Hall year-round. These collections help with the medical outreach programs of the Lions Club. Contact: Tom Ghan (928) 910-2140 for paper collection and Richard Staudt (480) 309-7104 for eyeglass collection.