Charity Outreach at OLQM is a small organization of parish members who have joined together to help their neighbors in need. Members visit the homes of families who have requested help in an effort to assess such requests and to assist them when possible. People seeking help should call the rectory at 718-268-6251. If calling outside of regular business hours, dial extension *843 for the Charity Outreach voice mailbox. Please leave a voice message; all calls will be returned by a volunteer who will contact you to arrange an appointment.
Several times a year, we arrange to have a truck from St. Vincent de Paul visit our parish on scheduled Sunday mornings to accept donations of gently used shoes and clothing. Dates for pickups are available here.
There is an ongoing vehicle donation program that allows parishes like ours to receive $75 to $200 for each car, truck or van donated. (Vehicles can be in any condition, running or not.) If you or someone you know—family member, friend, or neighbor—have an old or neglected vehicle to dispose of, the number to call is 718-491-2525 .
You can also support and assist the work of Charity Outreach by placing a donation in one of their collection boxes located in the church.
If you know of a parishioner in need of assistance, or if you want to join Charity Outreach or learn more about additional ways to help, please call 718-268-6251, ext. *843, and a member of Charity Outreach will get in touch with you.
Catholic Charities Help
There is a network of social services from Catholic Charities of Brooklyn and Queens (CCBQ) to help with basic needs. We encourage you to visit their websites; we will update this page periodically with additional resources:
Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens (main website)
Affordable Housing Assistance
Early Childhood Services
Food Pantry Network
Mental Health & Substance Abuse Help