The Donate-a-Day ministry offers periodic and ongoing opportunities for parishioners to live their call to stewardship, by generously sharing their time, gifts and talent in gratitude for God's many blessings. With reflection on the principles of Catholic Social Justice, this ministry sponsors and coordinates service opportunities for those in need, through a variety of local social service agencies. Events are typically scheduled for weeknights or weekend afternoons for a few hours, and may involve painting, gardening, or preparing meals for Lincoln Park Community Services or Ronald McDonald House.
For more information, or to sign up for any of these opportunities, please contact staff member Joanna Krynski.
Hospitality during Friday Sack Lunches
Join other volunteers from our Parish and aid in offering juice, coffee, and donuts to those who wait in line outside during our regularly scheduled Friday sack lunch program. Share in hospitality and conversation, and serve as a welcoming face of Saint Clement. We also are looking for volunteers to supply the refreshments for hospitality.
Dates: every Friday morning throughout the year
Time: 8:30am to 9:45am
Location: Parish Office at Saint Clement
Catholic Charities Soup Kitchen
Volunteers are needed to make sandwiches, welcome guests, and serve a hot meal to 130 needy Chicagoans who come to Catholic Charities’ Soup Kitchen.
Dates: Fridays, May 17; June 21
Time: 3:30pm to 6:00pm
Location: 721 N. LaSalle, between Huron & Superior
Lincoln Park Community Services
Join a team of parishioners to prepare and serve dinner to approximately 40 homeless guests who are part of the LPCS program. Volunteers split bringing the food and beverages. The LPCS is located in the basement of the Lincoln Park Presbyterian Church. Due to meal planning and small space, volunteers must register in advance.
Franciscan Outreach Shelter
Volunteers are needed at the Franciscan Outreach homeless shelter. Help serve soup and sandwiches to the guests, welcome guests to the shelter, and clean up the kitchen after dinner. Must be 18 and older. Contact Maggie Hanley to participate
Location: 2715 W. Harrison, near California & the Eisenhower/290
Big Shoulders Fund Give Back Day
Spend a Saturday morning transforming a school in need! Join the Big Shoulders Fund as they sponsor their next Give Back Day, held at one of the 77 Catholic schools they support in the neediest areas of inner-city Chicago. Spend three hours painting, cleaning, landscaping, organizing and more. All ages can participate (minors must be accompanied by a parent/guardian). Breakfast will be provided. We often form a carpool from Saint Clement. To join, contact Joanna Krynski.
Location: St. Malachy Catholic School (2252 W. Washington Blvd.)
Ronald McDonald House