Community Outreach Co-Chairs
Sisters Katy Hildman and Kelly Grimm have graciously agreed to be the new Community Outreach Co-Chairs replacing Kelly Steer and Cathy Peters who have done an admirable job overseeing the operations for the past two years. Katy and Kelly will oversee the volunteer activities below. If you’ve ever participated in these activities, you’ve played a key role in assisting the St. Boniface mission to promote community building to foster our growth in faith. And, with two new leaders, we look forward to the continued success of these valuable community services. Please review the volunteer opportunities below and visit the pages linked to from each for more information. For more information on Community Outreach email Katy at Katy Katy.Hildman@meredith.com or Kelly at Kelly.Grimm@allianzlife.com
School Supply Drive
With unemployment and more than 30 million students enrolled in the free and reduced meal programs, many parents are unable to provide the basic school supplies their children need to be effective. In addition, schools across the country are facing severe budget cuts and lack the funding to purchase necessary supplies. Collect supplies for schools! You can help children in school by giving them the tools they need to succeed. Learn more.
The next Blood Drive is currently scheduled for January 27, 2018. Please come give the gift of life!
At Masses the first weekend in February we will be asking for donations to build our supply of funds used to provide financial assistance to those who come to our parish seeking help “just to get by”. Learn more.
Winter Coat Drive
Community Outreach will be collecting gently used winter coats, sweatshirts, hats, and gloves for our annual Winter Coat Collection in November. Learn more.
Salvation Army Casserole Drive
Each spring parishioners at St. Boniface bake and deliver frozen casserole as part of the Salvation Army Breakfast Casserole Drive. This program helps feed the homeless in the Des Moines metro area. We’ll post dates for the 2018 drive when they become available.
The weekend of June 3 and 4, 2017 parishioners donated 365 baked and frozen casseroles along with 46 dozen hard-boiled eggs, 67 boxes of cereal, and 60 pounds of coffee for our annual Salvation Army Casserole Drive. The Salvation Army mobile unit was in the church parking at both Masses with volunteers to collect the casseroles and other donated grocery items. Each casserole will feed 10 people and about 125 casseroles are served each week from the mobile unit. View an online album of the effort.