Together, we go out into the community with faith that our service will bring peace and comfort and maybe a miracle or two for those in need (and perhaps for ourselves).
Take-Away bags for the Homeless
Cincinnati’s largest soup kitchen, Our Daily Bread, is now feeding the homeless in larger numbers. These difficult times make this even more challenging as they are forced to operate with a critically minimal staff.
We, at Wise Temple, can now help with this emergent need by assembling 200 Take-Away bags every Thursday in July. These bags may be the only food supply source to last over a weekend.
Here’s how you can help! Please sign up and, either:
DROP OFF YOUR DONATION:
On Thursday 9:00 – 11:00 am in Wise parking lot down by the playground. We’ll unload it for you! Please sign up to choose what you will bring:
Ship Your donation:
Please make sure to note that your donation is being shipped (and from where) in the notes section when you sign up to donate. Also, please make sure your shipment is marked with your name and the week for which you are donating.
Wise Family Shelter
When a family experiences temporary homelessness, they can feel helpless and alone. You can help by making them feel at home at Wise Temple, which becomes a temporary refuge as part of the Interfaith Hospitality Network. Share a meal with a family, play a game with a child or be an overnight host.
Dress For Success
Many women don’t have money for clothing that will make a good impression when applying for a job. You can help by volunteering with Dress for Success, who provides services and resources to nearly 1,800 women each year who are working to achieve self-sufficiency. Assist in putting together a business outfit, donate new and gently used business attire, sort clothing donations or survey women who recently used Dress for Success services to land a job.
When a child is hungry, concentrating on school becomes impossible. You can help by turning rescued food into meals for hungry school children. La Soupe uses produce that would otherwise be wasted to create delicious meals for food-insecure families. Volunteers must be age 16+.
Diapers are expensive. Struggling parents often have no choice but to leave their child in the same diaper all day. You can help by packaging diapers for delivery to those in greatest need. Sweet Cheeks Diaper Bank partners with local social service agencies to provide diapers to low-income families.
United Pet Fund
Humans aren’t the only ones often in need. You can help by distributing donated items to our four-legged friends and their rescuers. United Pet Fund supplies animal shelters, rescue operations and individuals with vital resources of food, bedding, leashes and more for dogs, cats and some wild animal rescues. Volunteers must be age 5+.
When homelessness occurs, the most basic needs go unmet. You can help by providing a warm meal to the men staying at the Shelter house while they search for housing and employment. The Shelter House is Cincinnati’s largest homeless shelter. Volunteers must be age 12+.
Queen City Kitchen
Hunger is a growing problem for so many in our community. You can help by preparing, cooking and serving a meal to the guests of the Cincinnati Over-The-Rhine neighborhood. Volunteers must be age 12+.
Freestore Food Bank
Be a link in the fight to end hunger in greater Cincinnati. Receive, sort and pack donated food. Volunteers must be age 12+.
The teenage boys of the Lighthouse Youth Services community center are in need of positive role models. You can help by preparing and serving dinner, playing games and being a listener in this social action sponsored by the Wise Temple Brotherhood. Volunteers must be men age 18+.
Sunday Morning Club
Feel the power of being one of over 400 volunteers who serve a free Christmas lunch to 2,000 Northern Kentuckians in need at the Sunday Morning Club Soup Kitchen. Volunteers must be age 14+.
Matthew 25 Ministries
When disasters occur in our world, you can help by providing disaster relief and humanitarian aid to the poorest and most impacted populations. The packages of critical items you prepare for shipping can change the outcome for a struggling community.
St. Francis Seraph
The holidays can be especially hard for those in need. You can help by preparing and serving a hot holiday meal and a warm smile to hundreds at St. Francis Seraph Soup Kitchen. Volunteers must be age 10+.
New Life Furniture Bank
Cincinnati’s only furniture bank collects donations to help those out of homelessness, disastrous situations, and extreme poverty – We’ll sort donations, pack housewares, assemble and/or paint furniture – jobs for all interests.