St. Bede the Venerable Catholic Church at 3870 Atlanta Highway, Montgomery, AL 36109 US - Family Promise
Family Promise will be coming to St. Bede on Sunday, July 15 through Sunday, July 22, 2012. The families will be in our church for one week. Each day they come in at 5:00pm and eat dinner; watch movies or play board games; pack up lunches for the next day and spend the night. Then the following morning they eat breakfast and leave for The Girls and Boys Club and work.
Would you like to help out??? We would love to have you make a meal, buy groceries for breakfasts or lunches; or, as a family, you can come in and serve a meal and eat with our families, this a great opportunity to get children involved in volunteering…they can play board games with the children or read stories to little ones.
The other volunteer project is spending a night with our families. We use the Nursery, and so you have your own room and bathroom area. We have beds and you can even use our sheets, just take them home and wash and return.
What kind of people will you meet??…Nice people, hard working people, people that are just having a very very hard time keeping their families together and their dignity. This is a side of homelessness that you don’t see on the news, these people are not the chronic homeless; our families have passed drug testing and criminal back ground checks. We never know how many people will be in the program. Call me if you would like more information. Barbara Anderson 272-3463, ext. 209. (There will be a training session, including dinner, for interested volunteers on
June 27th at 5pm.)