Caritas Vocal Ensemble Concert: Our Saviour’s Community Services Benefit

April 10, 2016 | 3:00 pm
Place : 2020 West Lake of the Isles Parkway
Cost : Free Will Offering

Caritas Vocal Ensemble is a non-profit choral group with a special mission:  to share their music with the community for the purpose of raising money and awareness for people in need.  “Caritas” means loving kindness or what they call “love in action.”  Caritas benefi concerts have raised over $150,000 for loal charitable organizations.

Free will donation.  No ticket required.  Reception following the concert.

Our Saviour’s Community Services is a social services agency located in the heart of the Phillips neighborhood in South Minneapolis, dedicated to addressing needs in community.  From homelessness to concentrated poverty to the marginalization of immigrants and refugees — these needs present challenges. The English Learning Center program and Our Saviour’s Housing program have been created to address these challenges.  Our programs provide essential services.

OCS offers free classes to learn English, math skills and more.  They provide shelter, short-term and long-term housing.  What sets OCS apart is their focus on creating opportunities to increase skills.  From identifying the letters of the alphabet to participating in a book club.  From learning to count coins, to balancing a checkbook.  From learning to read and understand a lease to having the ability to responsibly sign one — each of our programs focus on increasing these skills.  And, in all of OCS’ work, they are intentional about involving volunteers.  As they create opportunities for people from different backgrounds to come and grow, we empower people to positively impact their communities.