The Garden of Love
is Expanding its Services.
Can you help?
Every Wednesday, 11:00 am to 12:30 pm
You may remember that the Garden of Love
began with members of the cathedral hanging
mittens, hats, and coats on a trellis near the sculpture of Homeless Jesus in Cathedral Park. While we continue to offer free clothing, we feel that there is also a need for more.
This year we also added some new “gardeners” to our staff: Judy Elliott, Tim Mordaunt, Mark T.Smith and Joan Lester. The gardeners have begun providing sandwiches, cookies, apples, and other snacks to those who stop by our clothing racks. We are currently talking about how we might provide something hot for lunch in the cold winter months to come.
The Cathedral Outreach Committee has provided us with some funds going forward but we will always welcome any assistance that the cathedral congregation might provide. Here are some ways you could help:
Make 10 to 12 sandwiches and drop them off at the Ministry Center on Wednesday morning.
Donate a bag of apples, or a couple of bunches of bananas and bring them to church on Sunday and give them to one of the gardeners.
Donate a box of chips, or other snacks, Cheetos, pretzels, cookies, etc. and drop them off at church or the Ministry Center.
If you have a Crock Pot that you no longer use, but is in good working order, donate it to the Garden. We plan to serve chili or soup as a hot offering in the coldest months. If you would like to bring a crock pot of soup or chili, you can also drop that off on Wednesday morning at the Ministry Center.
Continue to bring in usable clothing. If anyone says that they are cleaning out closets ask them to bring the clothing to you or drop it offer at the cathedral. Since winter is coming, sweaters, socks, gloves, coats, hats and scarves are always needed. We can really use Men’s clothing. We usually get a lot of Women’s stuff so if you have anything for men it would be a great help.
Financial help is always appreciated. If you write a check, put Garden of Love in the memo line.
Of course, if you would personally like to minister to our less fortunate neighbors, you are always welcome any Wednesday, between the hours of 11:00 AM and 12:30 pm. We can always find something for you to do.
Please speak to any of the gardeners with questions or for further information.
Submitted by: Anne Simet & Michael Bonilla