Social Justice Action Updates

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 Action Alert June 14, 2018: Ask Congress to Keep Immigrant Families Together. Join the U.S. Catholic Bishops in asking Congress to protect immigrant children and families seeking safety and shelter from violence by keeping these families together.  As the Bishops’ Action Alert  says, “Children are vulnerable and should not be separated from their parents.  The family is a foundational element of Catholic teaching and family unity is a cornerstone of our American immigration system.”
For a pre-written editable message, go to: https:// justiceforimmigrants.org/category/action-alerts/ 

St. Vincent de Paul's Georgetown Food Bank
really needs volunteers this summer
Open to all ages! (younger than 15 must be accompanied by an adult)
Volunteers can serve for any amount of time during our hours of operation: 
Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays
(especially Saturdays) 
 Hours of operation are: 
9:30am-11am:  Set up the food bank
11am-2pm:    Open to the neighborhood

Georgetown, a neighborhood several minutes south of Downtown Seattle,
is home to some of our city's most vulnerable residents. We would love to serve them alongside you! 
contact:      svdpseattle.org/volunteer

"Share the Journey"  is a global Catholic campaign of
  compassion and support for migrants and refugees.

SeattleArchdiocese.org/STJ

    Share the Journey Brochure:
Please click here to see suggestions on ways to be involved personally, locally and with the global Catholic campaign of care.

 

   St. Anne Parish is located in State Legislative District 36.
Our state senator is Reuven Carlyle:    Reuven.Carlyle@leg.wa.gov
District Office 720 N 35th St. #209. Seattle, WA 98103 (206) 545-6565. / Olympia Office 213 John A. Cherberg Building Olympia, WA 98504-0436 (360) 786-7670.  /  Legislative Hotline (800) 562-6000. 

Read our Bishop Daniel Mueggenborg's testimony on banning the death penalty, delivered before the WA State Senate Rules Committee:  Click here
 


 

 

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A "Must Read": 
Washington State Bishops' Pastoral Letter on Poverty  
Who is My Neighbor?
The Face of Poverty in Washington State
Click here to read 

 

U. S. Bishops and Catholic Relief Services object to new Executive Orders on  migration and refugees :

 


      ST. FRANCIS HOUSE 
serves 100+ people a day, Monday - Friday.  They are in constant need of warm winter clothing (including socks and underwear) and many other kinds of supplies to assist people with little to no resources. Visit stfrancishouseseattle.org to see greatest current needs.
 

 

Tent City 5 Interbay

Still our neighbors, but relocated to
1601-15TH AVENUE W
(just north of the Garfield Bridge)
For check-list of current needs, including calendar for providing hot meals, lunch sacks and/or snacks,  visit
sharewheel.org/tent-city-5
Right now they have a particular need for blankets and sleeping bags.
(Tents don't come with heaters!) 

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The Well -
Come, join the conversation!

We are an intentional community committed to justice and compassion; a place to safely explore issues that affect mind, body, spirit, community, and world; and, a movement committed to contemplative action.For details and program descriptions, visit:   http://www.thewellqueenanne.org/events/

 

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Aegis of Queen Anne
at Rodgers Park

is seeking volunteers who could lead or work with residents interested in:
Handcrafting (knit, /crochet, etc.)
Book club / discussion group
Any type of music (appreciation, perform, teach, etc.)

Contact Erin Staadecker
(206) 387-4134

Erin.Staadecker@aegisliving.com

Click here to see Aegis' complete list of options for volunteer activities

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