Local Outreach

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

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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2019 Outreach Grant Request Form

St. Luke’s Episcopal Church Educational Scholarship Application:

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 School 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 Trade School Scholarship App 2019

St Luke’s Educational Scholarship App 2019

Don’t Spend Christmas Alone (DSCA):

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.  Guests are welcome to come and dine-in or have a pre-arranged meal delivered to their home, free of charge.  

Please direct any inquiries via email to: dsca1225@gmail.com.

Granite Creek Hunger Ministry:

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.

 

 

 

Food Collection:

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.

Chino Valley Hungry Kids Project:

Weekend meals are sent home with students in K-8th Grade who are receiving free 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.

St. Luke’s Weekend Food Pantry:

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.

Operation Deep Freeze:

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.

Prescott Area Shelter Services (PASS):

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.

Warm for Winter:

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:

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.

Habitat for Humanity:

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 Drive:

Blood drives are held several times a year in cooperation with United Blood Services. Contact: Darrell Anderson (928) 710-8932.

Undie Sunday:

New underwear and socks along with clothing, pillows and sleeping bags are collected for Veteran military men and women.  Contact: Becky Hansen (702) 219-9287.

West Yavapai Guidance Clinic:

Raises funds and awareness to make a difference in mental health outcomes within our community. Contact: Laura Norman (928) 445-5311 ext 3615.

Operation Fair Start:

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.

Bradshaw Mountain High School Students:

Clothing and educational needs are provided for the homeless and unaccompanied minors at school. Contact: Lyneal Nick (928) 830-8005.

Angel Tree:

St. Luke’s provides Christmas gifts for needy school children. Contact: Lauren Crawford email: laurencrawford@gmail.com.

St. Luke’s Adopt a Highway:

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 Gillum (602) 510-2621.

Meals on Wheels:

Volunteers deliver a nutritional meal, along with a wellness check and companionship Monday thru Friday in Prescott and Prescott Valley.  Contact: Mary Hallford (602) 796-1177.

Camp Genesis / Chapel Rock Camp

St. Luke’s helps to provide children of incarcerated parents the opportunity to attend Camp Genesis. This camp provides the children with a safe, loving, fun and Christian environment with the opportunity to share with each other their struggles and accomplishments that others children might not understand.  Contact: Mary Hallford 602-796-1177

Cell Phone Collection:

Used cell phones are collected year-round with proceeds going to help women in crisis.  Contact: Deacon Kimball Arnold (928) 778-4499.

Lions Club Paper and Eyeglass Collection:

Newspapers, phone books, magazines and miscellaneous paper are collected in the big grey box and eyeglasses are collected in a box on the table in the Gathering Hall year-round.  These collections help with their medical outreach programs. Contact: Tom Ghan (928) 910-2140 for paper collection and Richard Staudt (480) 309-7104 for eyeglass collection.

 

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