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St. Paul's Lutheran Family participates with other local churches and organizations in various drives to gather items for those in need. Recently the congregation members provided food to refill the pantry of FISH and also shoes for students in need. Please see the pictures included under "Food & Shoe Drives", which follows this page.

CHILDREN IN TRANSITION- continues to provide a variety of items for the neglected and homeless children. St. Paul’s will focus on specific items monthly as follows:

September - we will collect socks, handi-wipes (single packet), deodorant, and gently used backpacks

October - we will collect underwear, razors, small stuffed animals, and small toy cars

November - we will collect boys and girls underwear, emery boards, and nail clippers

ROSS CLINIC – is a medical center for those in need.

A new law allows leftover medications to be donated to the free Ross Clinic at FISH. Meds must be in their original bottle. Labels must be legible. Give them directly to Audrey Stroub or Betty Razor or leave them with the church secretary. We will also accept eyeglasses, dressings, some health aides.


  • Operates a 24 hour crisis call line at (775) 883-7654
  • Operates a 51 bed shelter that is designed to provide temporary refuge for women in crisis
  • Maintains a database of community resources for employment assistance, educational opportunities, housing availability, child care, legal referrals, medical and counseling providers as well as many other resources available in the community.
  • Contact the Advocates office at (775) 883-7654 for more information.
  • FOOD FOR THOUGHT has grown into an independent non-profit organization serving nearly 600 students and distributes over 11,000 meals every month! Bags of food weighing less than five pounds are placed in the children’s backpacks to cover meals over the weekend. The bags of food contain nutritious items that do not require refrigeration, stoves, dishes or flatware. St. Paul’s helps by collecting monetary and food donations.

    FISH (Friends In Service Helping)

    The FISH mission is to provide food, clothing, shelter and medical aid to the homeless and hungry within our community, with the objective to provide programs and referrals to families and individuals so that they may become self sufficient. FISH has been operating in Carson City since 1979 working with twenty-five staff members (Board of Directors) and over 100 volunteers.

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