Charity (Giving) –
We seek to love God, ourselves and our neighbors through a variety of outreach ministries.
The Food Pantry - buys food monthly for the Emergency Pantry at Social Services in Martinez, which helps families who run out of food at the end of each month. At Thanksgiving and Christmas we put together 18-20 boxes of food as well as the regular supplies to send to Social Services for distribution to those in need. – Elizabeth Soares
Episcopal Charities Action Network – Contra Costa
Episcopal Charities (EC) Action Networks address the root causes of poverty through a focus on healthcare, education, and environment. The Action Network gives hands-on support to projects that it identifies, and EC awards grants to the qualified agencies and initiatives that run those projects. Commitment is three Action Network meetings during the year and one or two agency interviews – Donna Colombo
Fourth Week Food Program – Sue Phalen or Leslie Dawson
Kitchen Kits – Mary Waddingtonhttp://mystique-escortagency.co.uk/king-cross-escorts
Lenten Food Boxes- Sue Phalen or Leslie Dawson
Stop Hunger Now Annual Meal Packaging Event – Donna Colombo or Sue Phalen
How do we raise funds?
Rummage Sales – St. Paul’s holds rummage sales twice annually. Proceeds from the events total approximately $10,000 and are distributed to community programs we support. This is a major undertaking involving many hours of volunteer work.
Valentine’s Tea - The annual Valentine’s Tea has raised thousands of dollars for Youth Homes, Habitat for Humanity, Mt. View Family Homeless Shelter and Trinity Center.