Local Outreach

Vision: Seeking to serve Christ through serving our neighbor.

Mission: To bring parishioners together to help others, especially those in need of food, water, shelter,

clothing, and educational opportunities.

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 in December of each year.  Contact: Mary Hallford (602) 796-1177.

St. Luke’s Episcopal Church Educational Scholarship Application:

St. Luke’s Episcopal Church will award (2) $1,000 one-year 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.  The applications will be due by the end of March.  Watch this site for application availability. Contact: Mary Berkheiser (928) 778-4499.

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 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: Earl Poole (928) 775-8781.

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 that are receiving free meals at school.  These meals are easily prepared by the student.  Contact: Mary Hallford (928) 759-0227.

St. Luke’s Weekend Food Pantry:

The pantry serves Chino Valley Head Start students and their families.  Contact: Patti Bain (817) 909-0565.

Operation Deep Freeze:

Meals are prepared and served 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:

Provides shelter and basic resources to homeless/transitional women, children and families of Yavapai County. 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:

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:

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: Charlotte Willman (928) 350-8475.

Undie Sunday:

New underwear and socks along with clothing, pillows and sleeping bags are collected for Veteran military men and women.  Contact: Mary 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: Lyneal Nick (928) 830-8005.

Highway Cleanup:

Meets 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.

Paper and Eyeglass Collection:

Newspapers, phone books, magazines and miscellaneous paper and any non-corrugated cardboard and secure bags of shredded paper are collected in the big grey box and eyeglasses are collected in a box on the table in the Gathering Hall – year round.  Contact: Tom Ghan (928) 910-2140.

 

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