SEAS students volunteer at Sharing and Caring HandsMembers of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton School’s eighth- grade class served the community as they volunteered part of their day at Sharing and Caring Hands in Minneapolis Jan. 18.
By: Jane Lightbourn, The Hastings Star-Gazette
Members of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton School’s eighth-grade class served the community as they volunteered part of their day at Sharing and Caring Hands in Minneapolis Jan. 18.
The parish has had a long-time relationship with Sharing and Caring Hands since it began in 1985. On the third Wednesday of each month, the parish has provided a hot, nutritious meal at the shelter.
Since 1987, students have had the opportunity to serve the clients of Sharing and Caring Hands once a year. Their service is serving a noon meal to the many clients who use the organization.
Founded by Mary Jo Copeland, Sharing and Caring Hands is a response to the needs of the poor. It is established as a safety net organization to help with whatever needs are not being met. This includes, but is not limited to, providing meals, clothing, showers, shelter, transportation help, rent deposits, rent help, medical assistance, dental care, furniture, school expenses, funeral assistance and other miscellaneous needs.
Sharing and Caring Hands does so (according to its mission) with dignity, reaffirming God’s love for all his people regardless of their circumstances. It also reaffirms the self-worth of each person and strives to assist the person reaching his or her greatest potential.