St. Teresa’s Outreach Giving Tree
Thank you for your support!

Thank you to our parishioners for all of your generous support of the St. Teresa’s Outreach Giving Tree program!

Our Mission


St. Teresa’s Outreach is a ministry at St. Joan of Arc, Powell, dedicated to helping those in need regardless of faith background or life circumstances.


Do You Need Help?  Please Contact Us

By phone: 614-761-0905 ext.  5
By email:


How We Serve


Parish Social Ministry:  Provide support for those needing assistance, food, shelter, clothing, social service, and spiritual support if desired.  This is an as-needed basis.  Each situation is unique and needs may or not be met depending on circumstances and resources available.  If you need help please contact us at 614-761-0905 ext 5 or

Weekly food collections in the Narthex:  Through the generous donations of our parishioners and partners we collect weekly donations of canned goods, dry goods, toiletries, and diapers.

Donations are used for our emergency walk-in assistance and the remaining is split between Help My Neighbor food pantry, St. Lawrence Haven, and JOIN.  Food can be left in the food box in the narthex anytime the building is open or dropped off at the bell tower between 10:00 – 10:30 on Monday mornings.  For a list of needed food times, CLICK HERE.  Your generosity is greatly appreciated!

Weekly Bread Runs:  Fresh bread is picked up at local grocery stores and bakeshops throughout the week.  Bread is delivered to a variety of pantries we support.  We need more volunteers to help get bread from the stores/back shops to local pantries.  If you would like more information about this ministry, please contact Karen Lazor at 330-219-5624 or

Monthly Sandwich Making:  Prepare sandwiches at your home and bring them to the parish.  A volunteer takes the prepared sandwiches down to the Cathedral and St. Lawrence Haven for distribution to the homeless. Get the step-by-step instructions.

Annual Activities: 

  • Thanksgiving Food Box collection. Families take a box and fill it with all the fixings for a delicious Thanksgiving meal.
  • Giving Tree is a parish wide collection of gifts for youth, adults and seniors. This is a joint mission with People in Need (PIN).
  • Mother’s Day Box collection. We partner with Women’s Club and Woman’s Auxiliary and collect gift cards, toiletries, pampering products,  Kleenex, etc.
  • Easter Food Box collection. Families take a box and fill it with all the fixings for a delicious Easter meal.

New Activities:

  • Working with Catholic Social Services to provide an umbrella of systemic support.
  • Special food collection during the Knights of Columbus Fish Fry. Food collected was delivered to   Francis Center in MacArthur.
  • Partnered with our Youth Faith Formation team and collected school supplies for St. Vincent Family Center.

Thank You For Your Support

The programs and services provided by St. Teresa’s Outreach are the result of the time, talent and treasure of our parishioners and parish groups.

To find out more about how you can volunteer your time and talent, contact Angelita Salyers, 614.761.0905, ext. 315

To financially support our efforts, make an online donation through our secure giving page or place a check in the weekly offertory collection or mail to our office (10700 Liberty Road South, Powell, OH 43065). Please make checks payable to St Joan of Arc with “STO” on the memo line.

Leadership Team

Alyce Elbert, Randy and Judy Bournique:  Giving Tree

Fred Hallemann:  Help My Neighbor Food Pantry, Sandwich Making/Trail Mix

Karen Lazor, Ron Spiers:  Bread Run

Deacon Jim Rouse:  Treasurer

Angelita Salyers:  Food collection, Parish Social Ministry

Jason Risser, Geoffrey and Leslie Bush:  Special Projects

Rose Rouse:  JOIN

Deacon Steve Petrill, Deacon Jim Elchert; Co-directors


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