Charitable Donations

Ten percent of our annual operating budget goes to charitable donations, distributed in this way:

  • 40% for crisis management, such as shelters and abuse centers
  • 25% for maintenance, such as food pantries
  • 25% for investment, such as schools
  • 10% for global, such as medical clinics and our Honduras mission

 

Our philosophy is to make sizeable donations that will make a real difference to these organizations


Blood Drive

Doris Soles, Cheri Pinner, and Chuck Van Gorder

Good Shepherd hosts a yearly blood drive.  Volunteers help load and unload the bus, greet donors, serve refreshments after blood donation, and bring cookies to give to donors.  The ministry calls potential donors and assigns them appointment times to fulfill our quota of units of blood.

Country Fare

This outreach event has been postponed until 2019. 

Holy Smokers

Wally Figura, Jon Czarnecki and others

Saving the world one butt at a time.

This new ministry prepares barbecued pork, beef, or chicken for sale at local events as a fundraising vehicle for outreach.

 

 

 

New Orleans Mission Trip 2018

Fr. George Choyce

See information under Events

Boat Ramp Cleanup Volunteers

Fred King

Good Shepherd volunteers periodically clean up the area around the boat ramp and shoreline on Ledford Chapel Road near Hayesville, as a public service.

Parade of tables

Suzi Herbert and Laurie Wright

An annual outreach fundraiser dinner and silent auction. Individual parishioners and teams of parishioners sponsors and decorate tables. Music and games fill out this fun evening of fellowship that supports local outreach

DeSoto Square

Pam Roman and Harry Baughn

A low-income apartment complex for the elderly or handicapped.  Two parishioners from Good Shepherd serve on the board of Directors at all times.  You can help encourage and enliven their lives by participating in occasional sponsored social events.