Outreach for June

The Outreach Committee will be holding a clothing drive on Father’s Day, June 20th between 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. We will be collecting both children’s and adults’ gently used and new warm weather clothing in the church parking lot.

We are also in need of two volunteers to act as servers on the SHIP food truck on Wednesday, June 16th

You would need to meet the food truck in the Sacred Heart parking lot in Manville at 5:25 and stay until approximately 6:30 (we will also need two volunteers on July 21st and August 18th). Please email Marlene if you can help – mficzko@optonline.net.

Outreach for May

May is our month to work on Saturdays for the Food Bank. We will need at least three people each Saturday to distribute food outside the Pentecostal Church on Davenport Street in Somerville.  We need one person who can drive a van from Easy Street in Bound Brook to Somerville with the food.

Please contact Marlene by email if you can volunteer –  mficzko@optonline.net

So far we have only a few people who have volunteered so please consider spending a Saturday morning helping those in need. Thank you.

Outreach for April

The Outreach committee will be holding a food collection for the Somerset County Food Network on Sunday, April 25th

We will be collecting food in the church parking lot, beginning immediately after church services until 1:30. Please remember us while doing your grocery shopping. Thank you!

Outreach – Easter Baskets & Children’s Clothing

Outreach is gearing up to make Easter a happy holiday for local children who may not otherwise receive a visit from the Easter Bunny. 

On Sunday, March 7th, we will be collecting Easter baskets, Easter candy and small toys in the church parking lot from 11:30 to 1:30. In addition, we will be collecting new and gently used children’s springtime clothing. The event will be rescheduled should the weather not cooperate. Thank you.

Outreach for January 2021

Outreach is asking parishioners to make casseroles for SHIP during the month of January. Any and all types of casseroles are welcome but those that contain protein are greatly needed. 

In addition, SHIP is requesting pop top cans of meats, particularly sardines, Vienna sausages, beef hash or any other type of canned meat you find. They receive many cans of tuna but not other meats. They must be the pop top type of cans. If you can drop your donations at the SHIP office (87 E High St. Somerville) please tell them you are from St. Martin’s. They close their office at 2:00 p.m. If you would like your donation picked up and delivered to SHIP please call Marlene.