Social Concerns

"Putting our faith into action serving the needs of others."

It has been over 25 years since the Social Concerns Committee was formed as part of the CTK community. Since that time the group has grown and continues to grow, but the original mission remains much the same. 

Social Concerns members are dedicated to expanding the awareness of how we can live the Gospel in our daily lives by becoming more service oriented and helping to meet the needs of our Christ the King family and reach out to our Quad City community and to others in need around the World.

As the years have passed CTK Social Concerns has grown to nearly 50 active members and the scope of our charitable outreach has grown to support not only our own parishioners but many local, national and world-wide programs.  

Local Projects include providing backpacks and school supplies for Catholic grade school children in need, Elder Tree Gifts for homebound and nursing home patients, Thanksgiving/ Christmas food baskets and much more.

We cannot do this without your help. Various fundraisers are held each year like our huge Garden of Eden (yard) Sale.  In recent months  several area restaurants have generously donated a percentage of their day’s profits on a given day.  (Watch for the coupons in the church bulletin) Other monies are derived though personal gifts and bequeaths

We need every member of Christ the King to help us reach out to all those in need. We invite anyone interested to come to a Social Concerns meeting at 1:00 PM on the second Tuesday of the month and see how you might be able to help us to help others.

 

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Thank you, thank you, thank you to everyone who helped make this year's Garden of Eden Sale an unbelievable success .... the staff of Christ the King who helped in so many ways, the men who set up and then took down all the tables, the Social Concerns members who worked tirelessly for 5 days setting up and then tearing down, the guys who helped pick up & deliver furniture to the Believer’s Together Center, some also volunteering their trucks, as well as the guys in the green shirts who helped carry out boxes of "treasures" to our customers' cars, Karen Reagan for providing lunch for the workers on Friday & Saturday, and you, our wonderful parishioners for parting with your "priceless treasures" and everything else.  And, especially, we would like to thank Donna Dobbelare, Bernie Tadda, ChairPerson Emeritus Phyllis Mosher and the Garden of Eden Core Committee (Donna Dobbelare, Linda Gates, Kathy Kelly, Julie Kepple, Lynne’ Klarkowski, Jan Knox, Barb Meiresonne, Marti Militello, Phyllis Mosher, Amy Plavak, Theresa Ricketts, Dolores Sierra, Bernie Tadda, and Diane Van Opdorp).   We couldn't have done it without you!   We are excited to report a profit of almost $11,000.    As usual, proceeds will go toward feeding the hungry, housing the homeless, supporting pregnant mothers, sending kids to camp, and so much more!