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 team are used to fund work projects and to sponsor a student at the special needs school in Honduras. "The real work happens before we leave", as our beloved Jennie Martin, St. John's mission team co-founder, used to say. Our fundraisers are a great way to connect with volunteers,  mission alumni and our wonderful supporters. Please invite your family and friends 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

Upcoming Fundraisers

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]

 

Annual Mega Garage Sale (6/1/19)

All proceeds fund mission projects in Honduras and Liberia! Want to get involved?


DROP OFF DONATIONS

- Monday, May 21 - Thursday, May 30 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM

- Donations will not be accepted after Thursday!

- Donations in good condition (clean & working) can be dropped off to St. John's Community Center. 

- Items accepted: furniture, toys, household items, electronics, appliances, outdoor equipment, sports equipment, exercise equipment, purses, shoes, books, jewelry, children's clothing (NO adult clothing accepted) or anything you feel we could sell! 

- Pickup of large items such as furniture and appliances can be arranged if needed.


VOLUNTEER TO SORT ITEMS DURING PREP WEEK

- Drop by anytime during our Prep Days to volunteers: May 26th - 31st 

- Great service hours for teens! 


JOIN US AS A VOLUNTEER OR SHOPPER ON GARAGE SALE DAY

- Garage Sale: June 1st 


Contact Monica Roussel at 225.337.0530 if you have any questions.

 

Mission Honduras Raffle Sales (6/30/19)


Raffle Tickets will be sold at all Masses on June 30th!

Drawing will be held after 6PM Mass!

Tickets: $5 Each or 3 for $10


Contact Lisa LeBouef ([email protected]) if you would like to donate a prize for this year's raffle! We appreciate your generous contribution to our mission.


Prizes will be announced at a later date. 


 

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 to his 2020 sponsorship.


Above: St. John's Mission Team bringing Diego school supplies and other goodies during their trip to Honduras.

 
Jewelry Made By The Students At La Escuelita Nazareth (OAF's Special Needs School)

Jewelry made by the students can be purchased through Jackie Lass. She can be reached via email at [email protected]. All profits will be sent directly to La Escuelita Nazareth.


 
The Goat with No Name - Amy Reavis


The Goat with No Name, written by Amy Reavis, is a great children's book that teaches children how love, laughter, and faith are things that make life full and happy. 


Books are $10 and 100% of sales benefit Olancho Aid! If you would like a copy, please contact Lisa at [email protected].

 
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 have hosted fundraisers, collected school supplies and textbooks, worked with Jackie Lass and other volunteers in designing and making teaching aids, and purchased $1,000 worth of jewelry created by Nazareth students!  This money was then used by Nazareth to purchase new textbooks and materials 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!  

 

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