St. Anne Outreach
Serving the Needs of Our Community for 35 Years
How We Help
Our primary mission is to provide food and clothing to those in great need or in emergency situations. Very limited financial assistance for utilities, rent and prescription costs may also be provided, dependent upon the availability of funds. Our secondary mission is to provide the following items when donated: items for the care of infants, linens and blankets, fans, items for elderly care, toiletries, small household items and school supplies.
Your donations are very much appreciated! In 2017, we had 4,943 visits to our Outreach Center – nearly 4,400 of those visits were to receive groceries. This past year, St. Anne Community Outreach was able to give food to 11,709 of our neighbors, providing just under 250,000 meals. Our financial assistance programs have helped to prevent 219 utility shutoffs, 116 evictions and provided life-saving medicines to 42 families.
In 2017, St. Anne Community Outreach also helped 300 families restore household items after family crisis, fire or other tragedies. Over 900 families received much-needed hygiene products. In addition, financial contributions helped Outreach supply families with Ensure, adult depends, air mattresses, work boots and nonslip shoes.
Who We Help
We serve families residing in Muscogee County, including single parents, the elderly, displaced families, recovering drug or alcohol addicts, victims of crime/abuse, the medically ill and the mentally or physically disabled.
How You Can Help
-Answer phone calls
-File and organize paperwork
-Stock, inventory or bag groceries
-Sort and label donated clothing
-Assist clients in picking out clothing
-Pick up donated groceries from local businesses
We have volunteers from many of the Catholic Churches in the Columbus Deanery. Our volunteers range from youth ages 12 and up to retired couples – there are plenty of opportunities to get involved! No special training is needed to volunteer; we will work with you to find what role will be rewarding for you. Youth must review and sign our Youth Volunteer Guidelines before volunteering at Outreach. Most of our volunteers work one or two days Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to Noon. However, we have opportunities on afternoons, weekends and evenings – just let us know when you are available!
FY2018 ANNUAL REPORT
FY2017 ANNUAL REPORT
St. Anne Community Outreach
Katie Byers, Director
Katrina Oliver, Assistant Director
1820 Box Road
Columbus, GA 31907
St. Anne Community Outreach is located directly behind St. Anne Catholic Church. From I-185, take exit 6 and head east on Macon Road. Then, turn right on Box Road. The Center is located at 1820 Box Road.
HOURS OF OPERATION
The Outreach Center is open for clients by appointment only Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. until Noon, with extra hours on Tuesday afternoons from 1-3 p.m. for rental assistance. To request an appointment, please email your name, phone number and date of birth to email@example.com. Appointments can also be made by phone. Our appointment line is 706-568-1592 and is open for groceries/clothing requests Monday- Thursday from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. and open for rental assistance requests the third Tuesday of the month from 11 a.m. to Noon.
St. Anne Community Outreach will accept donations Monday through Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to Noon and after Masses on the 3rd weekend of the month.
APPLY TO BE AN OUTREACH YOUTH REPRESENTATIVE!
The St. Anne Community Outreach Executive Board is now accepting applications for Youth Board Representative for the term Sept. 2019 to June 2020. The application is due by noon on Aug. 26, 2019.
Position Description: Four meetings each year at which you will be expected to: Review financial and service data reports; discuss and give input into policies and procedures for the Outreach Center; participate in goal setting and determining priorities for service programs; advise board on issues relating to youth volunteering and participation in Outreach missions.
Requirements for Position: Must be available for four evening Board Meetings and additional Committee Meetings; must have previously volunteered at St. Anne Community Outreach; be of high school age-rising sophomores and juniors are eligible (homeschool, public or private); must continue to volunteer at the Outreach center throughout the board term - a minimum of at least one time or more per quarter is recommended; must be committed to serving a two-year term; must have parent/guardian approval to serve.