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St. Nicholas participates in the boiled egg ministry for St. Laurence Chapel, a shelter for the homeless located in Pompano Beach. Three volunteers per week make a total of six dozen boiled eggs (an easily transportable source of protein) to help feed the homeless who seek assistance from St. Laurence Chapel.
This was our 25th year of providing help to the St. Laurence Chapel and each year gets a little better for the homeless. We also receive regular donations of food and toiletries, which we also take to St. Laurence.
The Thrift Shop has a list of items needed at the Chapel and regularly donates clothing and shoes for the homeless. We also contribute money when we can to help run the shelter and we have volunteers helping in the clothing room at the chapel. The first Sunday of the month continues to be "Underwear'' Sunday and we collect New Men and Women's underwear and take it to the Chapel for distribution.
We serve hot lunch following the service on the 4th Sunday of each month. The Holy Grill stepped in to provide hot dinners to the homeless when St Laurence transitioned to an overnight facility May 2017 and continues to do so.
In December of 2017, the Parish along with the Bingo Ministry, decided to do Blessing Bags for the homeless whom we feed at St. Laurence each night. The bag contained some goodies as well as necessary toiletries. We collected $768.00 to fill the bags. Under the direction of Doreen Gauthier, the bags were Publix bags, donated generously by Publix and filled with toiletries that Doreen purchased from Dollar Tree. The Holy Grill, under Bob Reid's Direction, cooked and served up a Christmas Dinner with all the Fixings and then everyone got a Christmas Blessing Bag. In addition to the individual meals, the Holy Grill delivered a whole turkey for the residents to have through the night. We have been faithful to this ministry and it is very much appreciated by all the clients. We have been a big supporter since onset and hope to continue to support this ministry. We are really doing God's work on earth.
If you are interested in this ministry, please call Margie Kershner at 954-427-9956.