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St. Columba Ecumenical Ministries, Inc. is a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization
dedicated to helping those who are homeless and low-income
.
SPECIAL REQUESTS:
Our ministry has a lot of ongoing needs to run the day to day activities.  
Some items we can always use are: coffee, laundry detergent, washcloths,
paper towels, toilet paper and grocery bags (paper and plastic).  
Donations are accepted Monday - Friday from 8 AM to 3 PM.
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at St. Columba!  No more going to the website to see what we need, just check
your FaceBook to be informed of our events, needs and successes!
Donations can be made through PayPal to support
any of our programs.  If you wish your contribution
to be used for a specific program, please mention
this in the notes section.  Thank you for your help!
You can view a PowerPoint Presentation about St. Columba.
You can view our newsletter online!  We have all newsletters since Winter 2008
available to view on our
Newsletter page.
Board of Directors Openings
St. Columba is always looking for individuals who are interested in serving as
board members.  The Board of Directors provides oversight for fulfilling the
mission of St. Columba.  Membership is perfect for people who are busy during
the day, but still want to get involved.  We meet one night a month and have an
annual fundraiser.  If you are interested in learning more about this opportunity to
help others, please contact Alicia at 627-6748 for more information.
Mission
To operate an ecumenical ministry in response to
the Biblical Mandate to minister to persons in
need, whether these needs are economic, social or
spiritual.  The ministry is a direct, hands on
ministry recognizing the integrity of individuals
and working with them where they are.  The
ministry is indirect, working with churches and
other organizations to establish activities that
address people’s needs.
Heritage
With a Presbyterian heritage, in 1975 St. Columba Ministries began a social justice ministries to
the low/poverty level income residents of Robin Hood Apartment complex.  In 1986, St.
Columba Ecumenical Ministries became an ecumenical corporation reaching out the to poor and
dispossessed in Norfolk and Virginia Beach.
St. Columba Ecumenical Ministries, Inc.
2114 Lafayette Blvd., Norfolk, VA 23509             Phone: 757-627-6748          Fax: 757-622-2569
Download St. Columba's brochure here!
St. Columba is not an overnight shelter.
For more information on our programs, please see our
programs page.
If you are in need of shelter, please contact the
Housing Crisis Hotline for assistance: 757-587-4202 ext. 2737
Thanksgiving and Christmas Food Collection
Every year we collect food to provide to needy families in our community.  
This year we plan to provide approximately 200 food baskets and we need your help!  
Our food baskets consist of holiday food: cranberry sauce, canned vegetables, canned fruit,
mashed potatoes, canned yams, gravy, dessert, rolls or other bread mix, 10-12 lb. turkey, and
canned ham.  We can use all other nonperishable items in our year-round pantry.  
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St. Columba is registered with AmazonSmile and you can help us earn money by selecting
our organization when you shop on Amazon.  You can do this through our direct
link each
time you shop or by creating an AmazonSmile account and selecting St. Columba as your
charity.  Thanks for your support and Happy Shopping!