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.
For example, St. Alban's has helped children at Bright Beginnings, which you can read about here.
As stated in 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.
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.
The WSA board meets on the second Tuesday of each month (except August) to review grant applications.
To apply, download these documents:
WSA Guidelines for Applicants
For more information, contact Robin Rudd