Five Oaks Neighborhood Partnership Initiative

     This initiative has been exploring ways of partnering with and serving alongside members of the Five Oaks neighborhood, specifically at Corpus Christi Church. One way this project has unfolded is having members of the Marianist Family volunteer at the weekly Tuesday neighborhood meals served at Corpus Christi by the Food for the Journey Project, as well as offering prayer and relationship building opportunities. 


Food for the Journey Project: Winter 2020 Wish List Registry

     Five Oaks Initiative Team invites you to join us in collaborating with Food for the Journey Project (FJP) to support their local guests who attend the FJP free meals each week. The guests often request items like blankets, socks, rain ponchos, and small items that we simply reach for in our medicine cabinets, like Band-Aids and ChapStick. As we prepare for the humble arrival of our Savior, consider visiting the digital wish list and ordering items online to send directly to FJP to help the homeless among us. This wish list registry will be open through the end of March 2021. Please, feel welcome to come back and visit after the Advent season too. Click here to see the registry:

Respite Bags Project: Sign up to Help

     The major project currently underway in this initiatives is creating Respite Bags that offer food and other supplies to guests who come to the free Tuesday meal. Many of the guests who come to the meal do not have homes; as a result, their food needs go beyond what can be provided at a meal on Tuesday. We have been asking members of the Marianist Family to provide brown-bags filled with shelf-stable food items and prayers that can be given to guests of the Tuesday meals.

For instructions and to sign up online to provide respite bags, visit this signup genius page:

THIS IS AN ONGOING VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY! You can sign up even after January 2021 

Dayton Marianist Family