Local Outreach

 

BACK PACK ATTACK!
In partnership with United Way, to help ensure elementary kids in Alexandria are fed.  Food bags are discreetly distributed to kids in School District 206. Kids really need our help, Calvary! Our next Back Pack Attack will take place on the weekend of May 6-7. More information to come. 

FREE TAX PREPARATION COMING AT CALVARY!  WE NEED VOLUNTEERS
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.

DIAPER DRIVE
Assist families in need by placing new diapers in the crib in the main hallway. Remember to bring a package the next time you come to church!

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY
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. Sign up at the Calvary Connections board to help out with Calvary’s Construction Day at the Douglas County Habitat Work site. No experience or skills necessary. All are welcome!

“SOCKS FOR SOULS”
Calvary Lutheran is joining with other churches in our community to support Love INC. We are collecting NEW socks. All kinds of socks and for all ages! Socks for men, women, children and infants; dress, casual and athletic. Please place your new socks in the hamper located in the Narthex. What is Love INC? Love in the Name of Christ (Love INC)  is a group of local churches that have come together to help members in our community.  Love INC is based on a proven national model that networks local churches, church volunteers, and community organizations together to help community members in need.