How can I help?
We often get phone calls and email inquiries from folks that are looking for ways to assist the less fortunate of our town. We are grateful for your heart to serve, so please read on.
St. John’s Norristown is the Episcopal church located at 23 E. Airy St.We are the oldest church in town, and if you know Norristown then it is obvious that we are in the heart of it, situated near the Courthouse and the Library.
For decades, St.John’s has served and provided a place for a luncheon meal to those with food insecurity. Currently this is in excess of 160 meals, four days per week.
The Hospitality Center is located on St. John’s campus. This is an independently run place where folks can gather in from seven a.m. to three p.m., six days per week. About ninety people per day benefit from daily devotional time, case management, breakfast, showers and a safe place to rest. They also can utilize the computer bank to complete day-to-day needs.
The clergy and staff are constantly in the midst of this community. We come together for prayer time, and the church is available to them. Because we know them, we are aware of their needs, their struggles and their concerns.
The lists below have been put together from our awareness of those needs. If you choose to contribute, please know that your gifts will be distributed with great care and love, and on as-needed basis.
Although these lists were thoughtfully prepared to be as comprehensive as possible, we don’t want to exclude your inspired ideas. So, feel free to contact us to discuss.
Here is some contact information:
St. John’s Episcopal Church
We suggest putting together “Blessing Bags,” identified as for Men or Women, with items from the following lists. Alternatively, you might just want to provide a bunch of a few items, to be given out as needed.
We highly recommend that you consider coming to a Saturday breakfast, to meet the folks that you are serving.
|For Men||For Women|
|Baby Wipes or Face Wipes||Baby Wipes or Face Wipes|
|Small First Aid Kit or Band-Aids||Small First Aid Kit or Band-Aids|
|Toilet Paper||Toilet Paper|
|Comb||Comb and brush|
|Wool cap in winter||Lotion|
|Triple Antibiotic cream||Menstrual Pads or Tampons|
|Disposable Razors||Triple Antibiotic cream|
|Shaving Gel||Nail Clippers|
|Note of encouragement, signed||Note of encouragement, signed|
Snack bags. We always need
|Mens and women’s socks.
Mens and women’s underwear, assorted sizes.
|Cheese or Peanut Butter Crackers||Diapers – All sizes!|
|Bottled water||Sleeping Bags|
Local Grocery Store Gift Cards