Service & Outreach

Offering Opportunities to Serve the Community Through Organized Volunteer Activities 

Mercy 3K Walk/5K Run
Saturday, April 29, 2017, 3K walk at 9:00 a.m. (no awards) and 5K run at 10:00 a.m. (with awards)
Bluemont Park South Shelter
329 North Manchester Street, Arlington, VA 22203

The Mercy 5K helps raise money for all-girls schools in Lare, Kenya, where many girls lack secondary education. Race proceeds will go toward building a dormitory for 450 girls who are currently living in classrooms. We would love to have many young adults come and join us for the run! Please sign up as an individual here. Email Peter at if you'd like to meet other STAY members the day of the 5K.


STAYCare (Celebrating And Respecting Every Person) is our ministry that serves individuals with disabilities in the community. Events and social activities like dances are planned a few times a year to promote inclusion and acceptance of those with disabilities in the Archdiocese of Washington.  




STAY members deliver meals to senior citizens in D.C. every fourth Saturday of the month (and the fifth Saturday if there is one). We meet at St. Thomas Apostle Church at 9:45 a.m. Help serve the people in your community by getting involved and joining STAY's partnership with IONA Senior services of Northwest Washington. For more information or to sign up, contact STAY's IONA Volunteer Coordinator, Peter Brusoe at


o Others Might Eat is a Washington-based organization where STAY members help feed the hungry by volunteering the third Saturday of every month. We meet in front of St. Thomas Apostle Church at 10:30 a.m. and carpool to SOME. We are always  looking for drivers! For more information click the picture above. To sign up, contact STAY's SOME Coordinator & STAY Executive Board member, Jae Ahn at

                                                    Please Note: Neither open shoes nor shorts are allowed while                                                        serving lunch. Also, you will be provided a hair net, or you may                                                        bring a cap of your own.