Thank you for your interest in helping with St. Mary's Hypothermia Prevention Shelter: Jan 16-23, 2022. Please pray for our guests over this winter season, our volunteers, and for a successful Shelter week. The mission here is to prevent any folks from freezing (hypothermia) among people living in poverty who do not have a regular indoor place to sleep.
****** Due to covid and the fact that barely half of our guests will be vaccinated, we require all our volunteers to be vaccinated. All of FACETS personnel will also be vaccinated. While inside the shelter, everyone needs to be masked save when eating, drinking or sleeping. In addition, everyone will have their temperature checked as they arrive and each will be asked the usual covid prevention questions. Check with a registrar at the front desk if you somehow missed these checks when you arrived.
We have created this sign-up JUST FOR YOUTH. Please encourage your families to also check out:
- The Adult volunteer list at
- The Food Donations and Non-food Donations list at
***** All Youth volunteers (those under the age of 18) need their parents consent before they start serving. Let your parent be clear as to what your role is before you arrive to serve. *****
***** Youth, those under 18, are not permitted at the St. Mary's Hypothermia Shelter except during their assigned volunteer hours. These volunteer hours include those used for meal prep and serving of the Youth group dinner on Sunday, Jan 16th. This rule is demanded by our contract with FACETS, our umbrella organization, so we have no options to make any exceptions. *****
Youth Jobs Summary (Jan 16 -- 23, 2022)
Date Start Time End Time Item ## of Jobs
16-Jan 2:00 PM 4:00 PM Shelter Setup 12
23-Jan 7:30 AM 9:00 AM Shelter Tear-down 10
23-Jan 1:00 PM 2:30 PM Load bedding, mats 2
Daily 7:30 AM 4:00 PM Launder towels 1
Questions about Youth Ministry at St. Mary's should go to: Mark Stinard (HS Youth Minister) 703-978-4141 ext. 107 or [email protected]
FOOD: All cooking/serving is being hosted by various St. Mary's parish groups EXCEPT for the Friday night dinner which is being hosted by our friends at St. Ambrose. The Sunday night dinner is being put on by our Youth group. See the sign up noted above to donate food items. Contact Michelle Gilles <[email protected]> with any food donation questions.
NON-FOOD DONATIONS: While we appreciate anything you might wish to donate for our guests, please restrict yourself to donating only the items noted on the FoodDonations signup (see sign up above). Contact Carolyn LaRosa at <[email protected]> with any non-food donation questions.
FINANCIAL DONATIONS: We appreciate any funding you might donate. There are a number of cash/ check donations requested for the 22 Jan. meal. Drop off or send all cash/ check donations in an envelope to the Parish Center front desk, attention Christine Benedi (Parish Outreach Coordinator), with Attn: Hypothermia on envelope. Any excess funds collected beyond our needs will be given to the St. Mary's Food for the Poor program.
Contact Tom McIntyre (Hypothermia POC) at <[email protected]> if you have an idea to help or have any other question.