The Ministry of Outreach encompasses many projects, from on-going annual projects such as the Trinity Food Pantry collection to micro projects like Have a Heart, Give a Heart Blessing Bags. We support various organizations on the local, national and global level. As need arises; this congregation is always generous in giving time and donations to whatever goal we are looking to achieve, and I must say thank you for that! As we continue to support the various projects we have ongoing, I am always looking forward to new opportunities as well.
Part of the great success of my ministry is looking toward you, the congregation. Is there a need you have? Or an idea of project you want to do? Or a community that you think is underserved and you want to help? I am here to help you develop your own outreach initiatives and projects and to support and assist you through the process. Or if you are looking to volunteer your time elsewhere, I can also help link you with organizations that do a variety of outreach initiatives. The great benefit of living in WNY is there a diverse amount of organizations who are doing good work in our local communities and beyond, that are always looking for volunteers in different capacities.
Trinity Open Pantry Collection
Each month we collect food and household items to support the Open Pantry at Trinity Episcopal Church. Anyone is welcome to come and take what they need at the pantry whenever Trinity is open. The Trinity Open Pantry also supports a local refuge house and produce pantry at Operation Good Neighbor.
Fourth of July Hospitality Table
Every year the members of St. Mark's host a FREE food and beverage table during the Fourth of July Parade. The parade passes right by the church, so we offer hot dogs, popcorn, cookies, water, and juice for all the spectators.
For the past several years, we have provided gifts of books, blankets, mittens, toothbrushes, and many other items to children in Miss Kelly Yavornitzki's Pre-K Class at School 59 Annex in Buffalo.