As a community committed to service we are especially aware of the deep needs of so many during this time of pandemic, economic hardship and social unrest. This page is intended as a vehicle for our members to share about organizations and initiatives with which they are involved, inviting others to consider getting involved and supporting, as well.
- Christian Cupboard Emergency Food Shelf serves our local area. They have seen the number of individuals seeking support quadruple in the midst of Covid19. They accept financial as well as food donations, and are a terrific local place to volunteer. Many Spirit Song members volunteer at CCEFS, and Anna Reimann served as an Americorps volunteer there. As of December 2020, items most needed are diapers, wipes, and feminine products, in additional to all food items. Donations from Spirit Song’s first ever concert, and from our first virtual choir video, went to support the food shelf.
- Every Meal in Roseville fights child hunger through community and school partnerships. They had great partnerships in Minneapolis and St. Paul and were able to distribute quickly in the wake of the violence following the death of George Floyd. Sarah Lanners volunteers with them regularly.
- St Therese Penpals. Be a Pen Pal to a resident at St. Therese. Spirit Song member Reena Paul is leading this effort. You can sign up by emailing her. Click for the volunteer description. Click for information on remote volunteer orientation.
- Walking with a Purpose meets immediate needs of people who live outdoors without safe and secure housing, while working to radically transform the paradigm of chronic homelessness. Spirit Song Choir members have participated in supply drives for essential items, and helped serve food for special occasions.
- Sewing Masks: Several of our members have been busy sewing masks for Woodbury Health Care Center, St. Therese of Woodbury, Catholic Charities, Gillette Children’s Hospital, Children’s St. Paul, the Christian Cupboard Emergency Food Shelf, and other organizations. . . this is an ongoing need in all these locations.