Local Outreach


Since 2013 Calvary has been a key supporter of the Backpack Attack program through United Way of Douglas and Pope Counties. The packing events bring Calvary and community members together to pack bags of non-perishable food that is delivered to local elementary schools. Food bags are discreetly distributed by school social workers to kids who have food insecurities at home.

Calvary hosts West Central MN Communities Action Free Tax Preparation Program. West Central’s mission is to reduce the effects of poverty and to help people achieve self-sufficiency, and improve the quality of rural life. If you could benefit from this tax-prep service or know someone who could, appointments will be accepted in early January, please call West Central MN Communities Action at 218-685-4486 or 1-800-492-4805 to schedule a time and find out what you will need to bring along.

GIVING TREE - November 25-December 10, 2017 (gifts due December 11)
Look for the tree full of colorful ornaments to show up in the gathering area just after Thanksgiving. Pick up an ornament, purchase the gift indicated, wrap the gift, attach the ornament and return to the church by December 11. Calvary’s giving tree annually sponsors 75 local families in need here in Alexandria through partnership with United Way.

Habitat helps families break the cycle of poverty and build long-term financial security. Habitat's affordable, no-profit house payments free up money for food, child care, medicine and other necessities. This is the resurrection work God calls us to—transforming the lives of families with new life! We celebrate the work of Habitat and our call to care for the poor and outcast, whoever they might be. Check the Calvary Connections board for information about upcoming Habitat events. No experience or skills necessary. All are welcome!

Calvary is joining with other churches in our community to support Love INC to collect NEW socks for people in Alexandria. Sock donations for men, women, children and infants; dress, casual and athletic are accepted in the hamper located the gathering space. Love in the Name of Christ (Love INC) a local non-profit that provides services to under-served people in our community through networks of local churches, church volunteers, and community organizations coming together.