Outreach Opportunities

Join the growing group of Outreach volunteers!

We serve Christ by meeting the challenges in our community with the gifts of our congregation, connecting the passions and resources of our parishioners with those in need.

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The challenges faced by many members of our community are increasing. Our opportunity as a Christian community is to mobilize our faith, talents, experiences, and resources to meet these needs. Answer the call for those in need!

A family of four in Fairfield County needs an estimated annual income of $97,000 to avoid being “food insecure.”
–Food Bank of Lower Fairfield County

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.

Local Volunteer Opportunities

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Inspirica Dinners
Join Christ Church in providing dinner for Inspirica, an ongoing 40 year tradition! The time commitment is brief... the rewards are huge.
Food Security

Christ Church has a long tradition of assisting with food security of our neighbors. Through the organizations listed below, our parishioners volunteer to serve hot meals, stock the shelves of pantries, and provide critical financial support for people in our community trying to make ends meet.

International Outreach Partnerships