Refugee Ministries is rooted in the transforming relationships that develop between All Saints’ members and families that have had to flee their homelands due to war.
Serving, Inside and out.
All Saints' is committed to community — both our community and the community we share with our neighbors. We have tons of volunteer opportunities happening all the time. Join us in serving with and among our neighbors as we seek to follow Christ where steeple meets street.
Current Opportunities to Serve
Midtown Assistance Center (MAC)
Create Greeting Cards
MAC invites volunteers to create greeting cards for their clients. Right now, their office remains closed to the public due to the COVID-19 pandemic, so they’re helping clients by mailing gift cards. The gift cards are placed inside greeting cards with handwritten notes that add a personal touch; several clients have said how much those notes mean to them. MAC sends out about 10-15 cards each weekday, so they could really use our help in writing cards!
To participate, you can buy greeting cards in bulk from a retailer or make them yourself. Please write a kind message inside, include an inspirational quote, or both. Sign them with your first name or something like “your friend at MAC.” Please mail the cards to Midtown Assistance Center at: 30 Porter Place, Atlanta, GA 30308, or, if you live in town, you can arrange a porch pick up with Ciara Castenell, Partnerships Director. For more information, please contact .
Help Families Get Ready to Go Back to School with Backpack Buddies
Refugee Ministries and Children's Ministries are collecting donations for our annual Backpack Buddies Drive from Sunday, June 27 through Sunday, July 18. Please donate a backpack with the following school supplies: notebook paper, pencils, pencil sharpener, pencil erasers, pencil box, five folders with pockets, five spiral notebooks, one box of pens, one box of markers, and one box of crayons. Any type and brand of new backpack and school supplies is wonderful. We also invite volunteers to help deliver the backpacks to families in Clarkston on July 24 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Please click here to sign up. If you have questions, please contact Louisa at . Thank you!
Serve as an ESOL Tutor
We are seeking five volunteers to tutor ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) for four teens and one first grader from Afghanistan. They are all wonderful students and brand new speakers of English. The tutoring sessions will be one hour a week for 12 weeks on Zoom. No tutoring experience necessary; we provide orientation, support and materials. Volunteers 8th grade and older welcome; we’re happy to provide service hours. To sign up or for more information, please contact Louisa Merchant at .
Donate to Help a Family in Danger
A family known to All Saints’ Refugee Ministries needs help bringing the surviving members of family in immediate and life-threatening danger to the United States. All Saints’ has set up a special Refugee Ministries fund in hopes of raising $15,000 to support legal fees, documents, and humanitarian travel. If you would like to contribute please visit our website and select Give, followed by Make a Contribution and then designate “Refugee Rescue Fund." We ask your prayers for all those who live in danger across the world. For more information, contact Louisa Merchant, Director of Refugee Ministries, at .
Donate Children's Clothing, Books, Socks, and Shoes
Threads is planning to open again in mid-August! We are now inviting donations of new or gently used children’s clothing; a donation barrel is located in the parking garage behind the security booth. We are in the process of painting the shop, so please do not put any donations in the shop or any other place on the campus at this time. Current needs: children's books, short-sleeved shirts for boys and girls (sizes 5-14), new children's sneakers, new socks for boys and girls (size medium). Please remember: Threads does not accept used shoes, socks or underwear. Stay tuned for new volunteers hours. For more information, contact Lori Guarisco at .
Provide a Monday Meal
During the COVID-19 pandemic, sharing a meal with the men of Covenant Community in-person is still not possible, but a supportive procedure is in place. Until further notice, volunteers can drop off dinner at Covenant Community's front door on Spring Street any time during the day. After dinner, the men would very much like to do a Zoom meeting with the parishioner(s) so that everyone could virtually get together. Your participation will be very much appreciated.
Please click here to inquire about providing a meal and Barbara Blender will be in touch to help coordinate.
Help prepare the sanctuary for worship
Not sure where to serve?
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Help sew banners for children being baptized at All Saints.'
Volunteer with Covenant Community, a residential life stabilization program for addicted men, located on the Spring Street side of our campus.
Serve communion on Sundays.
Read scripture or prayers in worship.
MAC serves the working poor, maintaining a food bank, men’s clothing closet and assisting with rent, utilities, and transportation funding.
Threads is a volunteer ministry located on the campus of All Saints' and driven by a desire to provide children in need with clean, well-fitting clothes and footwear.