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.
Opportunities to Serve
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.
Drop off your donations on the first Thursday of the month at our office, 479 Pacific Street, Monterey CA 93940
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There are so many children in our community who lack access to quality books in their homes and, because of that, are entering school without all the skills necessary to read. We welcome donations of new and gently-used books geared for birth to age 5, and will distribute the books via Little Free Libraries on the Monterey Peninsula. We are also reaching out to preschools, medical clinics, and other partners who could help us get the gift of words to children in need.
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 put together as care packages to deliver directly to Catholic Charities. They then share 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.
SENIOR SHUT INS
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 gift bags 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 about this organization see https://www.gatheringforwomen.org.