Congregation Liaison: Linda Willenberg, Dorcas Circle, Outreach and Servant Ministries Committee

Envisioning a world in which every person lives in a safe, caring community, Compass Housing Alliance develops and provides essential services and affordable housing for homeless and low-income people in the greater Puget Sound region. Its programs include emergency programs and shelters (a place to sleep, mail delivery, banking, hot showers, laundry, and support services to help meet people’s immediate needs), transitional housing program, and a permanent affordable housing program.

Saint Andrew’s supports Compass Housing Alliance with budgeted funds.

In addition, Dorcas Circle collects socks, bedding, and hygiene items. Donations can be dropped off in the basket near the elevator in the Narthex.
Items needed are:

  • adult-sized, new, white crew socks
  • travel-sized soaps
  • shampoo and conditioner
  • lotion
  • toothbrushes and toothpaste
  • razors and shaving cream
  • Q-tips
  • feminine hygiene products
  • new/never used combs
  • new/never used brushes
  • nail files and nail clippers
  • new and gently used towels
  • pillows
  • pillow cases
  • twin sheets (flat or fitted)


  • Socks and Knit Hats Drive - November and December

    Socks and Knit Hats Drive
    Each November and December, Dorcas Circle sponsors a socks and knit hat drive to benefit Compass Housing Alliance.
    Drop donations in the “Sox Box” in the Narthex.
    Socks and hats can also be placed in the “Dorcas Circle” box near the elevator in the church Narthex, and are welcome all year.

    If you have any questions, please contact the church office