Orthodox Detroit Outreach
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Get Involved

Orthodox Detroit Outreach encourages participation and input by all Detroit-area Orthodox Christians. There are several ways to get involved:

First Saturday Sack Lunch Sessions
On the first Saturday of every month* we gather at a local parish to make sack lunches for distribution to the hungry. Come join us for fellowship and fun as we give our time for the sake fo the needy. Check our calendar for locations.
*We will gather on the 2nd Saturday when the 1st Saturday falls on a feast day.

Breakfast at the NSO
On the Tuesday morning following our Saturday sack lunch session, we meet at the Neighborhood Service Organization in the Cass Corridor to serve breakfast to our brothers and sisters in need. Volunteers are asked to arrive no later than 8am at 3430 3rd St, Detroit.

Sunday Afternoon Luncheon
Beginning Sunday November 17, we will begin serving weekly meals at Ss Peter and Paul Cathedral in Southwest Detroit, and we will need volunteers to bring and serve food EVERY WEEK! If you and your parish or other group would like to sign up to provide volunteers please contact Janet at 313.706.0666 or send an email to events@orthodoxdetroitoutreach.org. These meals will begin at 2pm, (but volunteers are asked to show up no later than 1:30) and will wrap up around 3:30. The church hall is located at 3710 Gilbert St, Detroit, MI 48210.

Thanksgiving Feast
On Saturday November 23, ODO will be teaming up with Ss Peter and Paul Cathedral in Southwest Detroit to host our third annual Thanksgiving feast for the community. Your help in providing another successful Thanksgiving feast will be very much appreciated. Please click here to sign up!

Food and Clothing Collection
Volunteers are encouraged to collect non-perishable food and new or slightly used clothing. We will distribute all food and clothing donated directly to the needy or to ministries that support the needy.

Community Gardens
ODO assists with or sponsors two community gardens in Detroit. One is at St Raphael of Brooklyn Orthodox Church in the Castle Rouge neighborhood. The other is called Jardín de los Santos and is located at Livernois and Clayton in Southwest Detroit. Volunteers who think they have a green thumb--or think they don't--are encouraged to come lend a hand sometime to help with planting, cultivating, weeding, harvesting, trimming, watering, pruning, or any of the many tasks that a garden requires. Occasionally we will host neighborhood events at these gardens. Look for announcements on our Facebook page, our Twitter feed, or sign up for our e-newsletter for more information.

In addition to your time and prayers, please consider supporting our ministry with a donation. Our work can only continue through the generosity of our donors, and your generosity is most appreciated.

We are always eager to hear from our friends who know of upcoming events in which we can get involved. Do you know of a family member or fellow parishioner who is engaged in an outreach effort and could use some help? Let us know and we can help gather support. Or, perhaps you would like to set up an event yourself? Maybe you would like to gather a group to deliver meals to shut-ins, or pick up litter along a stretch of road, or shovel snow for people who can’t do it themselves. Contact us at events@orthodoxdetroitoutreach.org and we can help you set up that event and spread the word.

Tell Us About You

We want to hear about your skills, talents, and interests. Doing so will help us connect potential volunteers with the right activities. Please complete the form below so we can get to know you better.

Preparation (including cooking or assembling meals)

Distribution (delivery of food to homeless shelters, food banks, etc)

Drives (participating in or organizing canned food drives)

Service (serving food directly to those who need it)


Electrical work

Flooring installation (tile, carpet, etc)

Brick laying





Prison ministry


College Preparation (applying for financial aid, studying for SAT, etc)


Teaching "life skills" (i.e. how to dress for an interview, etc)

graphic design

web design





event planning


basic accounting/bookkeeping






Please provide us with your contact information

**Because your privacy is very important to us, your personal information will NEVER be shared with an outside organization, but will be used exclusively for planning purposes within Orthodox Detroit Outreach.**


Your generous contribution will help sustain and further the important ministry of Orthodox Detroit Outreach.
Orthodox Detroit Outreach is a recognized 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization.

Orthodox Detroit Outreach     |     P.O. Box 38511, Detroit, MI 48238     |     admin@orthodoxdetroitoutreach.org