Members of St. Michael’s in the Hills regularly volunteer their time, talent and treasure to a number of outreach programs in the Toledo area. In addition, the parish donates the entirety of its Christmas and Easter collections to help organizations in Toledo and beyond. Listed below are some of the programs where our parishoners have been engaged:
Cherry Street Mission
The Cherry Street Mission is one of the largest homeless shelters in Toledo. Recently, Norm Carlton led Monday Night at Mike’s, our monthly men’s fellowship group, in organizing and serving a full meal for over 200 guests of the mission along with providing entertainment and clean up. Parishoners donated over 40 homemade pies for the event. In addition, the members of St. Michael’s donated a portion of their Easter collection to the Mission. Details of the dinner can be found in an article published by the Toledo Free Press. (Click here to open the story in a new window).
Feed Your Neighbor
Feed Your Neighbor, a local foodbank, receives donations of non-perishable food from St. Michael’s year-round. The Outreach committee has funded additional supplemental staples to ensure a balanced offering to the Feed Your Neighbor clients.
Habitat for Humanity
We have partnered with other churches, a synagogue and a mosque to build new homes through Habitat for Humanity. St. Michael’s parishioners turned out in wonderful numbers to help frame, side, insulate, paint, landscape, and also greet workers and provide refreshments.