Ministries

St. Thomas is involved in many outreach projects both local and abroad

WARM MEAL PREPARATION
St. Thomas serves the evening meal at WARM on the third Monday of every month.  We prepare the meal at church on the Sunday before.  A menu is posted and parishioners donate the foods needed for the meal. Volunteers then assemble the meal at church and deliver it to WARM.  WARM is located on Spruce Street in Westerly.  It is a homeless shelter for adults, but it also provides 3 meals a day for anyone in the community who is hungry.  For more information, you can call them at 401-596-WARM or visit their website at  http://www.warmcenter.org/


CANNED FOOD DONATION
A wicker food basket is located in the narthex of our church.  Canned and packaged food items are collected and once a month these donations are delivered to the RICAN (Rhode Island Center Assisting those in Need) which is located on the corner of routes 91 and 112 in Charlestown.  If you are in need of food or other social service needs, contact them at 401-364-9412.

CHRISTMAS GIFT PROJECT
Each December, the parish "adopts" a family and buys Christmas gifts for all of the members of that family.


CHARIHO TRI-TOWN TASK FORCE FOR SUBSTANCE ABUSE PREVENTION
This agency works to create a substance abuse free community by enhancing collaboration, changing social norm and implementing and enforcing policy change,  St, Thomas is looking for ways to be of help in this mission.  To learn more about this task force, visit their website at http://charihotaskforce.com/