St. Raymond's Society

St. Raymond’s Society: Columbia Location

  • Arrival Time: 8:45-9:00 a.m.
  • Lunch for Volunteers:
    • Time: Noon-1:00 p.m
    • Location: On-site.

Why am I serving here?

One of the ways ForColumbia strives to love and serve our neighbors is by serving those non-profit organizations that are actively working every day in the lives of people in Columbia. St. Raymond’s Society is one of those organizations working quietly but powerfully every day for the good of those in our community. This organization comes alongside women who choose life for their unborn child, supporting them during and after the pregnancy. This past January, St. Raymond’s Society moved into the former Ronald McDonald House, greatly increasing the space they have available to help pregnant or new moms in hard situations. They need help in a variety of ways organizing their new space. This is why we believe your time will be well-spent serving here.

What can I expect?

2023 ForColumbia Volunteer and Site Leader Shirts

2023 ForColumbia Volunteer and Site Leader Shirts

ForColumbia volunteers will be working inside and outside at this location:

  • Building a raised bed garden and prepping existing garden beds for spring planting;
  • Building furniture (shelves, cribs) for bedrooms;
  • Prepping freezer meals for the moms living on the campus;
  • Clearing out furniture from an adjacent property, in preparation for renovating that space to be used as a daycare;
  • Building a privacy fence in the courtyard of the soon-to-be daycare, and;
  • Other projects as identified.

What should I bring?

  • Be prepared for a sunny day by bringing sunscreen and/or a hat.
  • We encourage all volunteers to wear closed-toed shoes.
  • Be sure to wear your #ForColumbia2023 T-shirt!

Can I serve here with my children?

Yes, this is a great site to bring your children and serve alongside them!