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
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.
This outreach event has been postponed until 2019.
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
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
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.