St. Mark Community Garden was established Spring of 2010. We have 46 drip-irrigated raised beds to share with our community, and a large plot of land to grow crops for the Thurston County Food Bank. Join a dedicated group of gardeners to supply food to our county’s hungry.
Headstart Giving Tree
Contact: Pam B | Email | 360-491-2052
Every Christmas St. Mark members purchase Christmas gifts of new warm clothing, coats, and shoes for pre-school children in the Head Start programs at Hawks Prairieand Friendly Grove (formerly Rogers) centers. In 2011 we provided gifts for 145 children. The names of children are usually available on the Sunday before Thanksgiving.
Contact: Gail F | Email | 360-491-2052
We supply 25-50 gift cards and/or Thanksgiving baskets to needy families with children that go to Mountain View Elementary school. We announce the drive in early November. This has been an ongoing project at St Mark Lutheran Church for the last three years. This program is in addition to some of the more recent activity of direct monetary donations to Mountain View Elementary School for improvement of school learning activities.
Thurston County Food Bank
Contact: Jenny B | Email | 360-491-2052
The first Sunday of each month is Food Bank Sunday .Members are encouraged to bring food on Sunday mornings and/or make cash donations to the Thurston County Food Bank. If you bring the food in to the church, we will see to it that it gets to the food bank. Many members also volunteer down at the Food Bank in a variety of ways. Many who have volunteered report this direct action volunteer work to be very fulfilling.
Thurston County Ministries in Higher Education
Contact: Kate D | Email | 360-491-2052
St. Mark supports Common Bread, the interfaith campus ministry at Evergreen State College. Support is provided through the Thurston County Ministries in Higher Education.