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

Next Outreach Team meeting
TBA. If you are involved in outreach, would like to be, or would just like to know more about what we're doing, please join us!

Sunday Food Collection
Let’s revive our tradition of bringing at least one of the following items to church each Sunday to help out the food pantries at LINK and THRIVE Peninsula: peanut butter and jelly, cans of tuna, chicken, soup, pastas, and vegetables, cans or cups of fruit.

Items needed for PORT
Please consider donating any of the following items to LINK of Hampton Roads for the PORT Winter Shelter, which begins in November: heavy jackets and coats; sweaters; long-sleeved shirts; jeans and trousers of all sizes (especially men's); socks; shoes; underwear; waterproof items; track pants & tops; backpacks; work clothing. LINK is located at 10413 Warwick Blvd. in Hilton Village. Donation drop off is at back door.

Items needed year-round for Men's Veterans Houses and other LINK needs
LINK of Hampton Roads needs the following items year round for the men living in the veterans houses: 72" wall mount TV; sweaters; coats and jackets; underwear and socks; trousers and jeans. Other items needed by LINK are canned and dry food items. Volunteers are needed to help provide weekly interaction of fun and learning for the vesterans: budgeting, saving, eating healthfully; community interaction; engagement with services available to vets; fun weekends; and weekday or evening outings. Monetary donations are also needed to help offset the costs encountered at LINK's shelters daily: bus tickets; odd clothing and shoe sizes; special clothing for newborns and children. LINK is located at 10413 Warwick Blvd. in Hilton Village. Donation drop off is at back door.

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.

Food donations
Donated food items go to the Newport Harbour Neighborhood Network Community Center. The center has senior citizens and young mothers with families who desperately need food. Please try to remember to bring food items with you each Sunday. Here is a list of the items needed the most:

  • individual packages of cookies, chips, crackers (for children’s snacks)
  • individual mini boxes of cereal
  • canned tuna, chicken, soups (especially those labeled “Healthy”), vegetables
  • boxed pasta and noodles for easy meals

St. Augustine's Feeding Program
The program operates year-round every Saturday (except the first Saturday) of each month from 12:00 PM until 1:30 PM.  Different St. Augustine’s parishioners act as monthly “managers” -- responsible for purchasing food, planning menus, registering clients, and cleaning up after the lunch ends. Certain community groups (fraternities, sororities, etc.) regularly participate; however, interested volunteers are welcome to show up on a Saturday morning without any advance notice provided.  (Park in the back of the church and ring the bell at the back door to enter.) Mrs. Watson recommends that volunteers observe the typical Saturday routine at least once before planning to “jump right in” to the kitchen.  Simple tasks are always available for volunteers to complete -- registering patrons (to provide demographic information to the Food Bank on a monthly basis), setting tables, or cleaning up, among other jobs. For safety purposes, children may not enter the kitchen but are welcome to assist with other tasks. On an average Saturday, the program serves 65-75 clients. For additional questions, please call Mrs. Doris Watson at 838-0816.

Hampton Roads Jobs for Life Network at Four Oaks Day Service Center
The Newport News Four Oaks Day Service Center (7401 Warwick Blvd.) is looking for volunteers to mentor persons served by the center for two hours per week on the 3rd Friday of each month at 11:30 AM for a relationship-building luncheon. The purpose is to “just come and get to know folks to listen and build relationships.” The Rev. Charles Cheek (good friend to our own rector and her husband) leads the organization called “Hampton Roads Jobs for Life Network,” which is spearheading the monthly mentorship luncheons.  If you’re interested in learning more or volunteering your time, please use one of the following: Facebook page; Telephone 757-602-9196; Email hamptonroadsjflnetwork@gmail.com; Website www.hamptonroadsjflnetwork.org. The service center can use the following donations: paper plates, styrofoam bowls, plastic utensils, napkins, snacks and juice; men and women’s underwear, socks, sneakers, shower shoes, and t-shirts; and men’s jeans and business shirts.




Last Published: January 13, 2020 7:27 AM