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We Share Service Project for February - Good Samaritan Outreach Center

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton parish is holding a food drive next weekend, February 4 and 5, benefiting Good Samaritan Outreach Center in West Allis. The volunteers ask for help replenishing the most requested items, including non-perishables such as:

  • Canned Meats and Soups (tuna, beef stew, chicken, etc.)
  • Pork ‘n Beans
  • Macaroni and Cheese
  • Rice / Noodle Sides
  • Peanut Butter
  • Skillet Dinners
  • Spaghetti Sauce
  • Canned fruits and vegetables
  • Cake Mixes
  • Toilet Paper

To contribute:

  1. In person:  Please bring these or similar items to the parish sanctuary February 4 - 5.
  2. Financial Donations are also greatly appreciated. Checks should be made payable to St. Elizabeth Ann Seton – Memo: We Share.
  3. An Online Donation option will remain open throughout the month.
    Click the picture below to make your online Good Samaritan Outreach Center donation today.  


Click here to donate online

 

About Good Samaritan Outreach Center (GSOC)

The GSOC mission is to provide emergency supplemental food and clothing items to those with needs in the area. Recent figures show that during a typical week, provisions of food and clothing are made available to 200 families.

An outtake from the GSOC mission statement helps tell its important story … “We serve welfare recipients, W-2 enrollees, the low income, disabled, unemployed, and those with special needs. Clients may visit our center monthly … We offer our services to fill a real need in our community with the hope that our contributions will help to better the lives of those we serve. We intend to be a ‘Good Samaritan’ in the like manner to one of the biblical presentations that we all know. We are proud to be supported by approximately 30 churches in the area that we serve.”

Based in West Allis, Wisconsin, the good Samaritan Outreach Center (GSOC) is an organization of volunteers dedicated to dispensing food, clothing and small household items to families with needs. 

Donations are received at GSOC from churches of many denominations, as well as businesses, schools and individuals in the West Allis and South Side area. Clients are served who reside between Wisconsin Avenue and Layton Avenue and 35th Street and 124th Street.

After opening in 1984, GSOC has experienced continuing success helping people. It’s operated strictly with volunteers three days each week; there are no paid personnel on staff. Money collected is used to pay rent and utilities and to purchase food.

Supplies are purchased at Second Harvest Food Bank and a local grocery where goods are available at a reduced cost. There is also support from Hunger Task Force. With ongoing help, GSOC can continue feeding the less fortunate.


Migrant Ministry

In our migrant community, just like others, many have lost their jobs. However, unlike most of us, many migrants and their families will not be receiving a stimulus check, even though many pay into our income tax system. The Migrant Ministry is supporting the Migrant MKE Food Drive to help these families not go hungry. We are collecting non-perishable food items such as flour, oil, beans, rice, cereal and canned goods. These can be either dropped off at 13320 W North Lane, New Berlin, or if you need it picked up, please contact Joanna Boey at 262-853-4033 or Send us a message

For more information about the Migrant Ministry, click here.


Join our Prayer Network

The Prayer Network Ministry supports parishioners, their families and friends with prayer during times of special need. The ministers are a group of people who have offered to pray for others. Prayer requests are made on our prayer request page. A prayer request list is then e-mailed once a week to the prayer ministers.

If you would like to pray for others by becoming a prayer network minister, contact: Jean Klawitter, 414-425-3393, or send us a message