Outreach 2017 Recap
The Outreach Committee at St. Margaret’s continues to have our “ear to the ground” to help with local, national and global needs.
In 2017 we recommended to the Vestry dispersal of funds for the following:
$500 to a Belfast Head Start program that sends 25 children home with food and preparation guides to help with nourishment over the weekends.
$500 helped the local group, Waldo County Woodshed, that helps supply firewood to needy families: they were able, with wide community support, to purchase a sturdy delivery truck.
$1,000 was given to the Game Loft to replace chairs that were more than 20 years old.
$1,000 from the Outreach budget to the more than $3,000 collected in an offering at church for hurricane relief via the Episcopal Relief and Development Funds.
In September a parish wide yard sale raised over $700 which was given to the Mid-Coast Re-Entry Center to help with the mens’ needs.
The parish also collected items ranging from diapers, socks, underwear, etc. That went to needy families. DuringI Advent we had a “Giving Advent” project that allowed us to reflect on the season by bringing in clothing items, craft supplies, books and small toys to Waldo Cap clients. These projects enlarge our hearts as we choose items that we believe a child will enjoy and use.
Tom Duplessie continues to support the Midcoast Re-Entry Center by collecting men’s clothing twice a year, and hats and gloves in the winter. Several parishioners continue to be board members on Circles of Care at the Game Loft and preparing meals.
Chris Urick and Tom Duplessie became co-chairs of the committee in the autumn as Susan Mayer stepped down after years of hard work and service to St. Margaret’s Outreach.
We look forward to hearing your ideas for this coming year and how we can help in our community and farther afield.