BE A PART OF CCG OUTREACH
Are you interested in volunteering? The Outreach Committee seeks to serve Christ by connecting the passions and resources of our parishioners with those in need. We are excited to invite the members of Christ Church Greenwich and the greater Greenwich community to join us in this rewarding work. All are welcome!
For more details and information on how to volunteer with us, please reach out to Dan Broderick at firstname.lastname@example.org.
250 volunteers at the Christ Church Emergency Packathon packed 35,000 meals to ship to Ukraine
Christ Church Greenwich hosted an Emergency Packathon with 250 volunteers who gathered in the Parish Hall to pack 35,000 meals for Ukrainian refugees on the border of Poland. A Packathon is a volunteer group food packing event. People came from the tri-state area to help with this effort. During a two-and-a-half-hour shift, teams of volunteers assembled four complete nutritious ingredients: a carbohydrate, dehydrated vegetables, vitamin powder and a bean protein. Volunteers weigh the packages, sealed them and boxed them for distribution. This is a simple, organized, and cost-effective way to feed children and families who have fled their homes.
Many parishioners at Christ Church Greenwich had been asking how they can help. “People are watching, listening and reading about the atrocities of Russian troops invading Ukraine,” the Rev. Marek Zabriskie said. “We are watching civilians being bombed as they try to leave their nation. People are trapped in their cities and towns and our hearts are deeply grieved. I urge everyone to pray every single day for the innocent people who are in harms way. We can also respond in hands-on ways by getting supplies to the refugees. These are important gestures so that together, we can help in every way that we can.
IF YOU WOULD LIKE other trustworthy options to make a donation for Ukraine Refugees, here are two recommendations.
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YOUR GIFT WILL HELP PROVIDE CASH, BLANKETS, HYGIENE SUPPLIES AND OTHER NEEDED ASSISTANCE TO FAMILIES FROM UKRAINE.
THE INTERNATIONAL RESCUE COMMITTEE IS ON THE GROUND IN POLAND SUPPORTING DISPLACED CHILDREN AND FAMILIES WITH VITAL SUPPLIES. CLICK HERE FOR THE INTERNATIONAL RESCUE COMMITTEE
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Christ Church Outreach Partners
Midnight Run coordinates over 1,000 relief missions per year, in which volunteers from churches, synagogues, schools, and other civic groups distribute food, clothing, blankets, and personal care items to the homeless poor on the streets of New York City. The late-night relief efforts create a forum for trust, sharing, understanding, and affection. That human exchange, rather than simply the exchange of goods, is the essence of the Midnight Run mission. During the COVID-19 pandemic, volunteers have been assembling personal care items: soap, razors, toothbrushes, toothpaste, deodorant, shampoo, and lip balm.