Charity Outreach at OLQM is a small organization of parish members who have joined together to help their neighbors in need. They visit the homes of families requesting help in an effort to assess the requests and to assist individuals and families 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 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 and lend support and help to their mission, 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—needs that range from affordable housing assistance to early childhood services, food assistance, homeless prevention, senior services, mental health and substance abuse help, and immigrant integration. We encourage you to visit the CCBQ website and look at the Get Help menu for the program you need.
Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens (main website)
CCBQ Queens Outreach Community Center
91-14 Merrick Boulevard, 6th Floor
Jamaica, NY, 11432