The Sharing Locker
The Sharing Locker is one of Westminster’s outreach projects and has been in operation since February 2010. We reach out to anyone in Washington or Kent County as well as Cranston residents who are experiencing a need for assistance with non-food products and/or pet food. We are, by design, closely aligned with the Westminster vision and mission:
- Welcome – We welcome ALL individuals and families in need to participate in our program. Volunteers greet our guests with dignity and respect recognizing how difficult it may be for them to show up and ask for assistance with items we provide.
- Connect – Volunteers serving in various capacities interact with each guest individually. Many of these connections reach back to 2010 when we first opened our doors. Periodically we chat with guests while they wait to assess their level of satisfaction with our program.
- Serve – Each volunteer, including our youth, willingly show up at our Saturday openings to help in whatever capacity needed. For many youth in our church the Sharing Locker is a vehicle for fulfilling their community service requirements.
Through Sharing Locker service, we all continue to grow in spirit, support just for all, care for others outside our congregation in a concrete way, and embrace all those who cross our threshold.
When are we open?
The Sharing Locker is open on the 3rd Saturday of the month from 10:00 am until 1:00 pm in the parish house. One week before the opening, Sharing Locker Information will be posted on the bottom of the home page confirming the opening date and times. If there is bad weather (for instance ice or heavy snow), the Sharing Locker may be postponed. Check the website’s home page for latest information on opening date and time. Read more about the Sharing Locker in our printable brochure.
If you are interested in volunteering at one of our Sharing Locker openings, contact our volunteer coordinator at [email protected]
Thank you to Centreville Bank! They gave backpacks and a monetary donation to the Karen Kelly Memorial Fund for school supplies.