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 dan.broderick062001@gmail.com.

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.

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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.

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IF YOU WOULD LIKE other trustworthy options to make a donation for Ukraine Refugees, here are two recommendations.
CLICK HERE FOR EPISCOPAL RELIEF AND DEVELOPMENT
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

Local Volunteer Opportunities

Christ Church Outreach Partners

Founded in 1975 at Christ Church, Neighbor to Neighbor has become a cornerstone of the food insecurity infrastructure for the Greenwich area. Using a “client choice” service approach, Neighbor to Neighbor provides enough nutritious food to prepare 340,000 meals in a typical year with approximately 1,000 low-income individuals visiting the food pantry monthly (nearly half are children, 20% are seniors, 11% are disabled). 
Inspirica
Inspirica‘s mission is to break the cycle of homelessness by helping people achieve, and maintain, permanent housing and stability in their lives. Christ Church parishioners have prepared, served, or provided restaurant delivered hot meals during the pandemic,  to residents in transitional housing at Inspirica for over 40 years. In addition, Christ Church hosts Inspirica for an annual summer picnic at Tod’s Point and Gingerbread house making.
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Pacific House provides emergency food and shelter for 500 homeless men and young adults in lower Fairfield County. With over three decades of supporting Pacific House, Christ Church parishioners prepare sandwiches or hot meals for shelter clients in Stamford.
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The Food Bank of Lower Fairfield County provides food for low-income residents in six towns through approximately 79 member agencies and programs including Neighbor to Neighbor, Inspirica, Pacific House and Domus.
Life Skills
Domus builds loving relationships with young people facing adversity, empowering them to pursue their path to self-sufficiency. Christ Church parishioners have served as guest speakers for Domus’ Work & Learn Program to provide opportunities for youth to learn about different jobs and career paths, and as resume-writing and job-interviewing mentors. Christ Church also initiated a cooking program for at-risk youth to discover how to use kitchen tools and equipment and to make nutritious meals, which aids in building self-sufficiency.
Aid the Homeless

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.

Education
Greenwich Head Start PreSchool prepares three and four year-old students to enter kindergarten, with a particular focus on family involvement. We recently donated hats and mittens for use during the winter months, as well as dozens of books for students to read aloud with their families during remote learning.
Care for the Homebound
Leveraging Christ Church Greenwich’s fabulous kitchen, volunteers bake bread, cookies and other comfort foods to deliver to homebound parishioners on special occasions, and to welcome new members to the parish.
Families in Recovery
Located in Norwalk, Liberation Programs’ Families in Recovery Program (FIRP) is the only in-patient treatment program for pregnant and parenting women in Fairfield County. Volunteer opportunities include organizing craft projects, resume editing, and job interview practice.

International Outreach Partnerships