March 7, 2017

Lenten activities with Catholic Charities

Catholic Charities in the archdiocese invites all to experience Lent in concrete ways by: Attending a program tour to witness firsthand Catholic Charities’ impact in the community; sharing your time by volunteering; making a difference by donating to those in need.
“During Lent, we are asked to share our world equally, by growing in awareness about community needs and sharing our time, talent and treasure with those in need,” said Jane Ferguson Flout, director of Community and Parish Engagement for Catholic Charities.
Catholic Charities programs and services help the most vulnerable families in San Francisco, Marin and San Mateo Counties, by preventing homelessness, providing permanent housing and health stabilization, providing counseling, helping seniors age with dignity, giving children and youth the chance to have healthy futures, and welcoming newcomers with respect and dignity.
Upcoming volunteer opportunities and program tours include:
Aging Support Services, San Francisco
Program tour: March 8
Volunteer opportunity: Garden leader, ongoing
Youth Club at St. Francis of Assisi, East Palo Alto
Program tour: March 14
Volunteer opportunity: Spring break activity helpers, April 10-14
Star Community Home, San Francisco
Program tour: March 22
Canal Family Support, San Rafael
Program tour: March 30
Volunteer opportunity: Tutor, ongoing
Refugee and Immigrant Services, San Mateo
Program tour: April 11
Homelessness and Housing Services, San Francisco
Program tour: April 11
Rita da Cascia Community, San Francisco
Volunteer opportunity: Support group co-host, March-May
Volunteer opportunity: Easter party, April 8
Additional volunteer opportunities are listed at

Contact Diana Contreras, volunteer manager, at (415) 972-1297 or

From March 9, 2017 issue of Catholic San Francisco.