Downtown church provides food, clothes for more than 200 homeless people | Community Spirit
It is not uncommon to see a homeless person to be asleep at the doorstep of Saint Patrick's Church in downtown Memphis.
The church serves more than 200 homeless people on Sundays and this winter season they are looking to give even more.
“It was a suggestion from one of our members. She said, ‘It's getting cold here, my house has an extra blanket.’ And we thought why not donate extra blankets, afghans or windbreakers,” said St Patricks parishioner Noreen Sdoia.
Sdoia said they are looking for coats and boots for alduts and children. The church is in most need of any socks, gloves, scarves and children’s outerwear.
“It’s a really great way to do a really good thing, you get a warm fuzzy fealing and it won't cost you anything. I mean you can go out to Burlington and buy a coat - that's fabulous. The people are so appreciate,” said Sdoia.
You can drop off donations at the office at St. Patricks every Sunday. You can also call Noreen or her husband Jim Please to arrange pick-up for your items.
- Jim: 604-5644
- Noreen: 277-5452.