Volunteer Your Time & Talent

For all of us, likely, it is a struggle to live in a Christ-like life of compassion and service to "the least of these". The parish offers a number of opportunities to extend a loving hand to a neighbor in need. 

Food Pantry
Juan Fuentes at ‚Äč juanjf7777 [at] aol [dot] com or 901-849-7033

  1. Food or personal supplies (the most needed items are usually dry milk, canned meats, nutritious cereals, paper products like toilet paper, and toiletries such as soap or toothbrushes and toothpaste).
  2. Volunteer each Monday & Tuesday, from 1-2pm, to distribute.
  3. Monday after 2 pm prepare bags for Tuesday's clients, and any time Wed. to Sund. to pack for Monday's clients.
  4. Re-Stock the pantry shelves.

More Than A Meal

  1. Volunteer your time on a Sunday, from 3-5pm.
  2. Donate a ham or turkey for holiday meals.
  3. Provide items for a hygiene kit: suntal lotion, deodorant, razors, etc.
  4. Bake a birthday cake for the first Sunday of each month.
  5. Help is needed to make sewing repairs on aprons and floral arrangements.
  6. Pray for our guests.

West TN Haiti Partership 

  1. Donate art/craft/sewing supplies.
  2. Provide musical insturmentts.
  3. Supply soap, shampoo, toothpaste, nail polish, maincure kits, etc.
  4. Syringes, gloves and alcohol pads are needed.
  5. Provide pill bottles and children's chewable vitamins.

GSL provides Outreach grants to community organizations with volunteer policies that align with Outreach’s mission to “ . . promote opportunities for Grace-St. Luke’s parishioners to continue the work of Christ through actively serving the world in God’s name . . . to feed the hungry, clothe and shelter the needy, care for the sick and visit the imprisoned, as well as the Christian call to be an instrument of healing in our broken world.  Listed below are the 2017 GSL Outreach grantees with points of contact for information on volunteering.

Alzheimer and Dementia Day Services operates dementia-specific therapeutic activity adult day programs at two centers in the Memphis area.   Ruthann Shelton at rshelton [at] adsmemphis [dot] org  or Stacey Sears at ssears [at] adsmemphis [dot] org       

Church Health provides health care and wellness services to low-moderate income uninsured patients. Sharon Jones at joness [at] churchhealth [dot] org

Citizens for Community Values offers assistance to victims of sex trafficking and exploitation. Lacey Craig at lacey [at] ccvmemphis [dot] org

Community of St. Therese of Lisieux provides a safe home with the services / goods needed to build physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually healthy women who will re-enter society following battles with prostitution and addiction,  Sandra Ferrell at lisieuxcommunity [at] gmail [dot] com

Community Table nurtures an organic community garden that serves the Mid- South Food Bank and provides food to others in need.  Sarah Taylor at communitytablememphis [at] gmail [dot] com

Door of Hope provides permanent supportive housing to chronically homeless disabled individuals. Porsha Goodman at pgmaria4 [at] gmail [dot] com 

Dorothy Day House of Hospitality provides temporary housing and support services for homeless families. Sister Maureen Griner at mgriner [at] aol [dot] com

Exchange Club Family Center is a volunteer service organization that has child abuse treatment and prevention as a focus area. Jennifer Balinick jbalink [at] exchangeclub [dot] net

Gilda’s Club was created in honor of Saturday Night Live’s Gilda Radner and provides  a place where men, women, and children with any type of cancer and their family and friends can come together for free support and education while learning to live with the disease. Laurel Niday at laurel [at] gildasclubmemphis [dot] org

Memphis Child Advocacy Center provides forensic interviews, victim advocacy, and therapy services for victims of child abuse.  Mark Jordan at mjordan [at] memphiscac [dot] org

Memphis Teachers Residency is a Faith based program to nurture teachers at high need urban schools.  Hayley Moore at hayley [at] memphistr [dot] org

Memphis Inter-Faith Association operates a multi-faceted program delivering services to low income Memphians.  Linda Marks at lmarks [at] mifa [dot] org

Neighborhood Christian Centers guides those in need toward stability and sustainability through Christ-centered ministries and empowerment programs. Jeremy Gray at jaergray [at] gmail [dot] com

Porter Leath provides a continuum of high quality early childhood and social service programs including Books from Birth, which promotes kindergarten readiness and strengthens family bonds by providing high quality, age appropriate, monthly books for children throughout Shelby County from birth to age five. Elizabeth Souder at esouder [at] porterleath [dot] org

Saint Columba—Camp Able serves diversely-abled children including those with Down syndrome, autism, ADHD and similar challenges. Suzanne Cantwell at suzanne [at] saintcolumbamemphis [dot] org

Saint George's Summer Camp GSL provides funding for fourteen low-income children to attend the St. George’s summer academic enrichment camp. Maggie Murff  at mmurff [at] sgis [dot] org

Samaritan Counseling Center provides faith based counseling through a ministry of healing to those seeking a balance of emotional, relational and spiritual health.  Brooks Moneypenny at brooks.monypeny [at] samaritanmemphis [dot] org or Earl Donaldson at Earle.donelson [at] samaritanmemphis [dot] org