News and Events at Diakonia Archive | February `20

2019 Diakonia Golf Tournament
 2019 Diakonia Golf Tournament

Empty Bowl Project
Friday, March 29 4:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
@ the Art League of Ocean City

Contractors For A Cause - Membership Form (Page 1)

Contractors For A Cause - Membership Form (Page 2)

Worcester's Hidden Homeless
Host Bryan Russo travels to Diakonia , a community homeless shelter in Worcester County.  He’ll talk with Executive Director Claudia Nagle about the shelter’s struggle to survive despite its location in one of the state's wealthiest counties.  Click here to listen.

Thrift Store Making A Contribution

Diakonia’s thrift shop, Used to be Mine, is doing well and making a substantial contribution to Diakonia’s operating budget.  The thrift shop, located on Stephen Decatur Highway in the Sunset shopping center is staffed entirely by volunteers.  The shop provides an opportunity to donate clothing, furniture and other goods to Diakonia to help support Diakonia’s operations.  The shop also provides an opportunity to purchase a variety of lightly-used items at remarkably good prices.  Remember that all donations to Diakonia are tax deductible!

High Demand For Diakonia Services

The slowdown in the economy together with the normal seasonal cycle in Worcester County have combined to create a high demand for Diakonia’s services.  While emergency shelter and transitional housing continue to operate at or near capacity, the demand for assistance from our food pantry has substantially increased.  Over the past several months, Diakonia has been distributing roughly 500 bags of groceries a month to the needy among us.  To ensure that all the needy have an opportunity to benefit from this program, Diakonia limits families and individuals to one food distribution a month, so this level of demand gives some idea of the scope of need in Worcester County.