Our Outreach Ministries
Outreach to the needs of the world is considered a vital extension of
our Christian spirituality. This is a call that the congregation of All
Saints' Cathedral takes very seriously. The Outreach Committee always keeps
actively involved in the needs of others and is the umbrella organization
which coordinates the many activities to this mission.
Each Sunday, non-perishable food items for food banks are collected. Parishioners assist in preparing meals for the homeless at The Gathering of Southeast Wisconsin, and also provide occasional lunches for University of Wisconsin Milwaukee students. A July 4th cookie sale is a parish tradition, selling to the Milwaukee public as they walk to the lake for the popular fireworks. Sponsorships for the CROP Walk and AIDS Walk are generously supported. Our neighborhood Cass Street School has been "adopted" and clothing is collected on an ongoing basis for the homeless children who attend that school. Each Advent, a Mitten Tree stands ready to receive warm mittens, hats and scarves for the needy. The Cathedral also opens its doors to 12-Step groups which meet regularly.
A main function of the Outreach Committee is to assist the congregation in identifying needs for quarterly projects. These projects are divided between needs of the greater Milwaukee area and those of the larger world. The organizations selected for quarterly donations are not necessarily associated with the Episcopal Church. In the past, organizations such as Sojourner Family Peace Center, The Heifer Project, Repairers of the Breach, The Smile Train, the Nachingwea Maternity HIV/AIDS Control Project in southern Tanzania and a women's tailoring class in India have been only a few of the recipients of our many donations of in-kind and monetary gifts. In selecting these projects, the congregation also helps to develop awareness of the needs of others.
A major outreach project is the Great Hunger Book Sale, which brings in over $20,000 for disbursement to outside organizations. Further information on this project can be found below.
All Saints' Cathedral Parish views outreach as one symbol of our vitality.
Hunger Book Sale
All proceeds go to local and world hunger funds
Thank you for making last years sale such a great success! The sale has grossed just over $19,000, and we look forward to distributing the net proceeds to support hunger funds in our own community and around the world.
We will gladly accept books all year long for the next Book Sale. You may contact the Cathedral office at 414.271.7719 to let us know that you'll be dropping books off, or to arrange a pick-up of larger quantities. You can also email Hungerbooksale@gmail.com to make arragements for large pick-ups. All types of books, audiobooks, movies and CDs are accepted. Please, No magazines, ex-library, Readers' Digest Condensed Books, textbooks, VHS tapes or encyclopedias.
Save the dates
for the 2016 sale!!
*Opening Night - $5 Donation
* Thursday August 4 6-9 p.m.
Sunday August 7 11-6
Help us advertise next year's sale!
Cumulatively, the sale has raised and distributed more than
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