Workers of St. Alban’s, better known as WSA, manages St. Alban’s largest outreach ministry, as measured by dollars. WSA acts as the steward of funds generated by the St. Alban’s Opportunity Shop. These funds are distributed by WSA to programs providing direct assistance to people in need.
Stated as its mission, “WSA (Workers of St. Alban’s), fulfilling its Christian obligation, supports projects that alleviate human suffering and directly affect and help those persons who are disenfranchised by poverty or are underserved.”
WSA is an all-volunteer operation, with a focus on sending dollars to work outside St. Alban’s Parish. WSA celebrates the contributions to its work by people inside and outside the Parish, and also the bargains offered by the Opportunity Shop to people in need.
Building WSA Resources: There are three easy ways to support WSA’s mission:
1) Shop at the Opportunity Shop (Tuesday-Saturday, 9:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., Labor Day through July)
2) Donate saleable goods (Tuesday-Saturday, 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., Labor Day through June)
3) Volunteer at the Op Shop as a clerk, pricer, or cashier.
Distributing WSA Resources: The WSA board meets on the second Tuesday of each month (except August) to review grant applications.
Please note: During 2017, WSA will consider only applications from organizations that WSA or St. Alban’s has previously funded.
To apply, download these documents:
WSA Guidelines for Applicants
For more information, contact: Susan Morris