Parish Ambassador Resources

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November 2019 PDF

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SOCIAL MEDIA CONTENT

7 Simple Social Media Posting Tips

Here are four licensed images you can use to accompany social media posts that share agency Christmas Giving program information!

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DID YOU KNOW? Last year, around 20% of St. Patrick Center clients were veterans.  

Come out to honor our nation’s heroes and raises awareness for veteran homelessness at the Veterans Day 5K Run/Walk, Nov. 9 This family-friendly event includes a timed 5K, 1Mile Fun Run, free Kids Dash, and other activities. To participate, volunteer, or learn more, visit stpatrickcenter.org/vet5k.

Did you know your Amazon shopping can generate charitable donations?

When you log in to “smile.amazon.com” instead of “amazon.com,” you can choose a participating charity to receive 0.5% of your purchase totals. I chose (and recommend) Catholic Charities of St. Louis!

Women come to Queen of Peace Center seeking treatment for substance use disorders, often lacking basic necessities. The agency is currently low on women’s underwear, sizes 5-7 (small to large).

If you can help, donations of new underwear can be dropped off in person or made directly via their Amazon Wish List: http://a.co/b3feenr. This makes a great group or family service project!

AMBASSADOR TIP: Share Facebook Event Notices!

Most of the agencies (and Catholic Charities) post events on their Facebook pages. Simply go to an agency page, click Events in the left column, find an upcoming event, and use the Share function. Upcoming events include:

  • Catholic Charities hosting The Conversation: A Catholic Perspective on End-of-Life Issues, Oct. 12
  • Saint Martha’s Hall Shelter Shower, Oct. 24
  • Cardinal Ritter Senior Services’ Return to Motown Gala, Nov. 1
  • Queen of Peace Center’s For Peace Sake Gala, Nov. 7
  • St. Patrick Center’s Veterans Day 5K Run/Walk, Nov. 9

Did you know that Saint Louis Counseling hosts a podcast, Mental Health Matters, featuring experts & everyday people discussing mental health issues? Listen to past episodes at saintlouiscounseling.org/category/mental-health-matters or search your favorite podcast app. St. Louis Counseling is 1 of the 8 Catholic Charities of St. Louis federated agencies.

Considering infant adoption? Learn about private adoption the last Monday of each month, 6-7 pm at Good Shepherd Children & Family Services, 1340 Partidge Ave., St. Louis 63130. Learn more & RSVP at 314.854.5711 to mfrederick@ccstl.org. Good Shepherd is 1 of the 8 Catholic Charities of St. Louis federated agencies.

Did you know that children & teens living at Marygrove use more than 100 bottles of shampoo & conditioner each month? If you’d like to help meet the need, new bottles are gratefully accepted at Marygrove, 2705 Mullanphy Lane, Florissant, MO 63031, weekdays between 8-4:30.

AMBASSADOR EXCHANGE

If you have a successful event idea, question, or other information you would like to share in this section, please submit it to lshea@ccstl.org.

Oct. 16 Shout Out to Cathedral Basilica ambassadors for collecting personal care items, women’s undergarments, and bedding items to distribute to agencies in most need.

Oct. 4 Shout Out to Annunziata and Our Lady of Providence ambassadors who will host Catholic Charities info weekends at and after masses Oct. 26 & 27!

Sept. 18 Shout Out to St. Clement of Rome ambassadors who will be passing out Catholic Charities information at the parish St. Vincent de Paul Friends of the Poor Walk on September 28!

Sept. 17 Shout Out to St. Anselm ambassadors who will collect move-in kit items for St. Patrick Center at their October Women’s Fellowship meeting!

Sept. 17 Shout Out to St. Alban Roe ambassadors who will host a Catholic Charities table at their Festival of Ministries, Oct. 26/27!

Sept. 16 Shout Out to Our Lady of Providence ambassadors who have invited Lisa to speak at their November Women’s League meeting!

Sept. 9 Shout Out to St. Clement of Rome ambassadors who are already organizing an Easter project for the children and teens at Marygrove!

Sept. 4 IDEA: For service project ideas and more, follow CCSTL and all eight agencies on social media. Tip: After “Liking” a brand on Facebook, click the drop-down menu on the “Following” button and select “See First” so you’re more likely to see updates when you visit your newsfeed.

AMBASSADOR FOLDER ITEMS

Ambassador Program Description

Agency Descriptions

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Agency In-Kind Needs

Advocacy/Speaker Topics

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