St. John's Mission Outreach

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Fundraising & Donations
"Fundraising is the gentle art of teaching the joy of giving." - Henry Rosso

 

One Mission-One Spirit! Although all mission team volunteers are not able to travel together each year due to housing limitations, we share one mission in the service of others by providing hope through our work projects. All volunteer fees are used to get the teams to Honduras and for the logistics of the stays at the mission. Our fundraisers are what make the work projects we do there possible.  The proceeds from all fundraisers hosted by our teams are used to fund the work projects of both trips. "The real work happens before we leave", as our beloved Jennie Martin used to say. Our fundraisers are a great way to connect with volunteers on both teams,  mission alumni and our wonderful supporters. Invite others to participate! A huge part of our success over the years is a result of the support of so many who have never or may never have a mission trip experience. What a blessing!


Lisa LeBouef 
Mission Trip Coordinator


Details about these fundraising events will be posted to this page and sent out via email. 

If you are not on our email list and would like to join, please contact Lisa at [email protected]

Upcoming Fundraisers

 
St. John's Annual Mega Garage Sale - June 3rd (Prep Week: 5/28 - 6/2)

All proceeds fund mission projects in Honduras and Liberia! How can you help? 

...DONATE Furniture, toys, household items, electronics, appliances, outdoor equipment, sports equipment, exercise equipment, purses, shoes, books, jewelry, and ONLY CHILDREN’S CLOTHING (NO ADULT CLOTHING PLEASE!) All items must be in good condition, clean and working. Donations can be dropped of Monday, May 29th - Thursday, June 1st 9AM - 7PM. Donations will NOT be accepted after THURSDAY. 

...VOLUNTEERMany volunteers are needed all week long...come anytime! Great service hours for teens! Thanks to all who have helped in the past. We couldn’t do it without you! Stop by St. John's Community Center any time during the week prior (May 28th - June 2nd) to help sort through donations. We will need volunteers the day of the garage sale, as well (~ 6am - 3pm).

...SHOP - The Mega Garage Sale will be held Saturday, June 3rd from 7am - 2pm in St. John's Community Center. 

Contact Monica Roussel at 225.337.0530 if you have questions. Pickup of large items such as furniture and appliances can be arranged, if needed.

 
Raffle Ticket Sales - TBA


Raffle tickets will be sold by St. John's Mission Team. All proceeds go towards providing education, housing and medical needs to families and orphans in Honduras. 


Prizes collected so far include: 1) Outdoor swing 2) Crawfish table 3) Purple martin bird house 4) 1 week timeshare vacation. We would love to have an LSU prize to add! Please contact Lisa this week if you have a resource or something a fan would love to win (tickets to a game, tailgate item, autograph memorabilia, etc.)


Once prizes are finalized, tickets can be printed out and returned to our church office, purchased at our Mega Garage Sale, or purchased after mass. Volunteers will be needed at masses to sell tickets. If you will be able to volunteer, please contact Lisa LeBouef.


 
Gift of Hope Donation Drive - Deadline: June 9th


Your generosity helps to bring Hope to communities that are struggling to survive. By donating any of the items below, you will be helping our Mission Team bring basic necessities to Honduras. Gift cards will be used in Honduras to purchase food for families and materials to repair schools and churches. 


Donation Wish List:

  • Toiletries: Toothbrushes, Toothpaste, Bar Soap, Wash Cloths, Disposable Razors, Brushes/Combs and Hair accessories
  • Medicine: Pain & Fever Reliever, Cough & Cold, Stomach, Neosporin, Band Aids
  • Shoes: Kids Flip-Flops
  • School Supplies: Coloring books, Small packs of Crayons & Markers, Pencils (Sharpeners & Erasers), Stickers, Scissors, Glue Sticks and Expo Markers
  • Miscellaneous: SUITCASES, Soccer Balls/Pumps and Reading Glasses
  • Visa Gift Cards

** Please drop off items in Church Office. Deadline for Donations: July 9th

Ongoing Fundraisers

 

Help to Sponsor Diego at OAF's Special Needs School


Meet Diego, the special needs child sponsored by our mission team! Contact Lisa LeBouef if you would like to contribute for his 2017 sponsorship.

 
 
 
Jennie's Sewing Angels

Jennie's Sewing Angels, a volunteer sewing group, has been working diligently to make items needed for our mission trips to Honduras.  For example, in past years they have sewn drawstring bags for community donations and harnesses & aprons for electronic tablets donated for Nazareth, Olancho Aid's Special Needs School.  If you or anyone you know would like to help the Angels, please contact Judy Tureau via email at [email protected].  They are a great group of women to sew and hang out with!  

 
Alpha Delta Kappa - Beta Eta Chapter Philanthropy Project

A local chapter of the Alpha Delta Kappa - Beta Eta teacher sorority has adopted Nazareth (Olancho Aid's school for students with special needs) as their philanthropic project this year.  They are hosting fundraisers,  collecting school supplies, working with Jackie Lass and other volunteers in designing and making teaching aids, and are purchasing $1,000 worth of jewelry created by Nazareth students!  This money will then be used by La Escuelita Nazareth to purchase new textbooks for their students.  Thank you, ladies!!  Alpha Delta Kappa is an amazing group of dedicated educators with generous hearts.  The principal and staff of Nazareth are incredibly grateful for their support and are looking forward to working with our educator volunteers led by Jackie Lass who will be providing in-service training.  Thanks to Alpha Delta Kappa for their support and to Jackie Lass for coordinating the educational projects!  


There is a need for lots & lots of thermal laminating pouches, velcro dots, & velcro strips to complete the teaching aids. Contact Jackie via email at [email protected] or by phone at (225)936-6567 if you can help to purchase or get these items donated and if you would like to help with putting the teaching aids together.


 

"What we are doing is just a drop in the ocean, but the ocean would be less because of that missing drop" - Mother Theresa