SALT & LIGHT:
All Things New seeks to serve those in need in our local community in a variety of ways and you are invited to participate. As you will see, we are reaching out to those who need additional support in their lives. Our prayers, as well as material support, are instrumental in the backbone of these partnerships.
The Catholic Charities Diocese of Monterey provides assistance and guidance to many local immigrant families. We partner with them by collecting basic needs items, such as toiletries and food, which we then put together as care packages to deliver directly to Catholic Charities. They, in turn, bring them out to immigrant families in need in our community. This act of kindness is a simple way to show love to immigrants in our community as well as partnering with others who are doing good work.
Our community is fortunate to have the non-profit Meals on Wheels Monterey Peninsula provide for our senior population. While they do a wonderful job bringing food to seniors, we want those seniors know that they are remembered on their birthdays. With that goal in mind, we gather items and make a birthday basket for those who receive their food from Meals on Wheels. It is heartwarming that they are so appreciative of our small gestures.
Gathering for Women is a resource for homeless women…offering meals, a laundry facility, coaching, classes, personal items and more. All Things New partners with this organization by providing a monthly gift box of personal care items. For more information see https://www.gatheringforwomen.org.
MONTEREY HIGH SCHOOL
One of our goals is to serve the Monterey High School community well. We have a variety of projects under way that aim to bless MHS and help foster a flourishing community.
Helping to resource people in need by shopping for/donating food and other items is one way you can serve. Helping to deliver our donations is another. You can also participate in occasional work projects or even get involved in shaping or supporting these ministries in more meaningful ways.