Giving & Service Opportunities
 
 
Click on each logo below to learn more about OSLC partnerships, giving, and community support opportunities.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Afghan Refugee Assistance
 
Utah is currently receiving refugees from Afghanistan who will need assistance as they settle into their new homes.
 
Catholic Community Services and the International Rescue Committee will be the two primary agencies providing assistance. Lutheran Family Services of Colorado and New Mexico will also be resettling refugees.
 
You can also donate directly using the following links:
 
 
Thank you for loving your neighbor as we strive to follow God’s commands to welcome the stranger and foreigner, and seek the welfare of our neighbor in need.
 
 
OSLC Pantry Needs Donations
 
Families in need occasionally come to the church for support. Our small food pantry needs a boost! Food donations should be non-perishable, easy-to-open, require no (or minimal) preparation, and have future expiration dates.
 
Suggestions:
 
Peanut butter
Canned main dishes, meat, fruit, vegetables
Tuna or Chicken Creations
Protein and breakfast bars
Cereal that can also be used as a snack if milk is not available
Crackers
Bottled water and individual juices
 
Donations may be put in the South Wing, clearly labeled “OSLC Pantry”.
ELCA Ukrainian Crisis Response
 
Lutheran Disaster Response is accompanying our companion churches in Ukraine, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia, as well as such ecumenical partners as the Lutheran World Federation and Church World Service, in their humanitarian responses to the crisis.
 
These partners provide refugees with immediate support and supplies such as food, blankets, water and hygiene kits. Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton has joined other religious leaders from Europe and around the globe in issuing an interfaith call for peace in the region.
 
 
Volunteers Needed
 
Family Promise-Salt Lake continues to find creative ways to serve families that are experiencing homelessness. Currently the Director, Pastor Brian Diggs, and Board members are submitting grant applications, partnering with other organizations, and supporting eight families in transitional housing. Working on a tight budget is certainly a challenge.
 
Volunteers are needed to help in the Day Center office, join the FPSL Board, assist with non-traditional fund-raising, write grants, and support families as needed. If you are interested, please email brian@fpsl.org.
 
Flyers to raise awareness of Family Promise are on a table in the entry of OSLC. This is a valuable outreach during unprecedented times… please pray about how you might be able to help!
Family Promise Donations
 
Currently, Family Promise is not accepting donations for food or clothing.    If you would like to contribute to the program, please consider:
 
  • donating diapers, diaper wipes, and formula. These items should be clearly marked for Family Promise and placed in the barrel that’s in the hallway near Pastor’s door.
  • donating furniture for Family Promise transitional housing and for guests when they move into their own homes. Please check with the Family Promise office (801) 961-8622 regarding need and where to deliver items. Furniture may also be donated to Habitat for Humanity (a resource that Family Promise uses), which offers a pick-up service.
  • making financial donations through the Family Promise website:
 
 
Thank your for supporting this ministry that makes a difference in the lives of un-sheltered families!