Our Social Outreach Partners
Our Lady of Grace has a number of long-standing partners in ministry and outreach that work to meet the basic needs of the community. We support many of these organizations financially and spiritually, and through parishioner donations. Most of us think of poverty as an inner city phenomenon, but poverty exists in the suburbs as well, often very well hidden. These needs are as real as the generational poverty that exists elsewhere. In fact, a 2010 Brookings Institute Study, "The Suburbanization of Poverty," found that the poor population in metro area suburbs increased by 25% from 2000 to 2008. The recession of 2008 hit middle class wage-earners especially hard, giving rise to needs where there had previously been affluence. Some of our partners are listed below
Meals on Wheels
Meals on Wheels serves Edina and the surrounding communities by providing hot noon meals to participants who have either mobility or financial challenges. Currently there are two teams of drivers from OLG who bring meals to elderly and shut-in residents. This is a time commitment of approximately two hours, once a month on a Friday or Monday.
St. Stephen's Human Services
St. Stephen's Human Services is a valued partner of OLG. We have been generous with our time and treasure with this valuable organization that provides shelter and housing assistance for those in need. They provide more than just housing; they provide hope for their many clients through support groups, coping assistance, a free store, and work readiness groups. There are many opportunities to work with St. Stephen's for individuals and groups, such as spending time with a child or getting a group together to prepare and serve dinner at one of the shelters. Your help is appreciated!
Pro Life Activities
Pro-Life Activities are important at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church. We work with New Life Family Center and Minnetonka Life Care Center. Additionally, we have hosted a Mass to celebrate adoptions. Please help us continue this important work by providing diapers and other baby needs.