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Here are some of the ways you can get involved in St. Andrew's outreach right now.

Volunteers Needed at THRIVE Peninsula

WEEKLY:  THRIVE has many volunteers who are getting ready to return to work or to go back to school.  They need folks who want to volunteer on a weekly basis in the food pantry or at the front desk.  The specific needs are:

  • pantry help on Thursdays from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM and 3:00 to 5:00 PM
  • substitutes to cover two-three hour shifts during the week
  • one or two people to help Wednesday afternoons preparing bags for the homeless
  • front desk assistance on Mondays and Thursday from 1:00 to 3:00 PM

IMMEDIATE: THRIVE needs help scanning records for two or three hour shifts anytime between 10:00 AM and 5:00 PM Monday through Friday.

To volunteer, please call Mary at mary@thrivepeninsula.org or call 757-877-6211 ext 2.

Episcopal Relief & Development
At this time of uncertainty with Covid, the recent East Coast storm, the storms affecting the Midwest, and the explosions in Baltimore and Beirut, Episcopal Relief & Development can use our help.  If you would like to make a financial donation to ERD, please make your check payable to St. Andrew’s and write “ERD” in the memo section.

Our September Outreach Project – Food for THRIVE
As you can imagine, the daily request for food has skyrocketed since March.  Therefore, as our Hilton Churches September Outreach Project, we are doing a food drive.  Once again, your food items can be dropped off in St. Nicholas Chapel during the month of September and with the help of Donna Casella, we will see that they are taken to THRIVE Peninsula. Here is the list of items we will be collecting.  Some of them are specific as to the need:

  • small jars of peanut butter
  • small plastic jars of jelly
  • small pop-top cans of pasta, such as Ravioli
  • cans of soup, black-eyed peas, and mixed vegetables
  • regular size boxes of cereal (not the “giant” sizes)
  • pouches of instant potatoes
  • boxes with individual packets of oatmeal
  • boxes of crackers, such as Ritz which has individual wrapped rolls
  • “bowl” food items, such as Mac & Cheese, meat products, etc., that only need water to be added to them

Please do not use this time to “clean out” your pantry shelves with items not on the list. If you prefer to make a monetary donation rather than bringing in items, this will also be gratefully appreciated by THRIVE.  You can make your check payable to St. Andrew’s with “THRIVE September” in the memo section. In this time of uncertainty, THRIVE is providing food to homeless people being housed in motels where there aren’t cooking facilities, which is why the list above is so specific.

LINK of Hampton Roads Needs Our Help
LINK needs the following items for hygiene kits:  soap, shampoo, lotion, toothpaste, toothbrushes, and facecloths.  If you can provide any of these items, please contact LINK directly at 947-5880 to make arrangements to drop off the items.  LINK is open between 9:00 AM and noon Monday through Friday.

Recycle plastic
Hilton Community Playgroup is excited to partner with St. Andrew's, Hilton Community Garden and TREX. They will be collecting film plastic to earn a TREX bench for the soon to be Hilton Community Garden. Plastic that can be donated includes: plastic grocery bags, clean bread/food bags, paper towel wrapper, newspaper bags, etc. Drop your plastics in the TREX collection bin in the Main Street lobby.




Last Published: September 21, 2020 8:22 AM