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Social Concerns Commission

Grounded in social justice education and inspired by prayer, the Social Concerns Commission seeks to make a difference in the world by offering parishioners service opportunities in the areas of direct action and social change.   CONTACT US

 Meetings

Social Concerns’ monthly business and educational meeting: Held the second Thursday of each month in the Parish Office conference room beginning at 7:00 PM.

Holy Land Committee works to build awareness of issues facing Christians in the Holy Land, and to enhance our relationship with Holy Family Parish, Gaza.   St. Basil also has a prayer partnership with Good Shepherd Parish in Jericho.   Periodic meetings.
 

Service Projects

Parish Day of Service (April 21, 2018) Parishioners volunteer to serve at a variety of charitable organizations throughout the Cleveland/Akron area. Activities include painting, cleaning, organizing, providing meals, and entertaining seniors. 
 
Fair Trade Fair (November 11, 2018) Each year, vendors representing both local and international interests gather to sell clothing, jewelry, handbags, toys, food and more. All items are produced under fair trade guidelines ensuring that the laborer receives a fair wage while supporting environmentally sustainable practices.
 
Christmas Giving Tree (Nov/Dec) Parishioners select gift tags and purchase items requested by local charitable organizations. (In 2017, more than 1,000 gifts were distributed to needy children and adults.)
 
Collections/Fundraisers   
Mother’s Day Collection for Womankind

Collection for Veterans’ Day (November 3-4, 2018)   

Service Projects

 West Side Catholic Center Women’s Shelter: Fourth Saturday of each month. A small group of parishioners provide a breakfast service for up to 36 women and children. (Advance scheduling is required). 

The Metanoia Project: Weekends during the months of November through April Parishioners provide and serve dinner for up to 100 homeless individuals. Service is provided at St. Malachi. (Advance scheduling is required).

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Cleveland Food Bank:                                  www.clevelandfoodbank.org
 
The West Side Catholic Center:                    www.wsccenter.org
 
The Hunger Network of Greater Cleveland:     www.hungernetwork.org
 

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United Nations: www.un.org
 
Ugandan Children Human Rights: www.invisiblechildren.com
 

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Fair Trade on Main
 
Ten Thousand Villages:              http://www.tenthousandvillages.com
 
Esperanza Threads:                  http://www.esperanzathreads.com
 
Canaan Fair Trade:                   http://www.canaanusa.com

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Catholic Charities Health & Human Services (Cleveland Diocese}: www.ccdocle.org

This site provides links to two significant resources; The Diocesan Social Action Website (providing current legislative information, social justice resources and events in the Diocese of Cleveland) and the Council on Global Solidarity Website. 

Catholic Relief Services:  https://www.crs.org/                X  

US Conference of Catholic Bishops:    www.usccb.org  

Catholic Conference of Ohio:             www.ohiocathconf.org  

Charity Navigator:                           www.charitynavigator.org

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Holy Land Christian Ecumenical Foundation www.hcef.org

Friends of Sabeel-North America  www.fosna.org

 

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Womankind (maternal and prenatal care center)

216.662.5700 (Garfield Heights, OH)  www.womankindcleveland.co

Cleveland Pregnancy Center

440.243.2520 Berea, OH 
216.631.6468 Cleveland, OH   

Ohioans to Stop Executions
 
Alternaterm Prenatal Clinic
  216.371.4848
(South Euclid, OH)