Outreach Committee members embody the church in action, organizing and leading projects that connect to the needs of vulnerable people in Brooklyn and the wider community. New members are encouraged to embrace all outreach opportunities. Join us in these ongoing projects and contact us with the form below for more information.
First Sunday Sandwich-Making and Welcome Table
After 9:30 am Early Church, from 10:15 to 11:00 am, we make sandwiches for guests of The Gathering Place, a drop in center for the homeless and working poor in East Brooklyn that is operated by CAMBA, a multi-service social agency. Following the 11:15 am Holy Eucharist in the Parish Hall, we host our monthly Welcome Table, a community meal to which the parish community welcomes our hungry neighbors. Volunteers contribute food, set up and serve the meal and clean up. First Sundays makes for a very busy and rewarding Sunday helping many in need.
In mid-summer, we collect school supplies and assemble backpacks for homeless children in conjunction with Volunteers of America Operation Backpack.
New York Cares Coat Drive
Every fall, St. Ann’s partners with New York Cares and collects donations of clean, new and gently used winter coats for men, women, and children who would otherwise go without them.
Toys for Joy
At holiday time, St. Ann’s participates in this annual toy drive sponsored by CAMBA for young people living in shelters and temporary homes by donating new, unwrapped toys for newborns to pre-adolescents, and new hats, scarves and gloves for older children aged 14 to 18.
The Shower Project
We regularly support this program of Turning Point, a Sunset Park nonprofit that helps individuals to overcome difficult circumstances and make changes in their lives. St. Ann’s collects and donates new undergarments, travel-size shampoo, deodorant and toothpaste for the Shower Project, which provides homeless women and men a hot shower and meal.
St. Ann’s members spring into action to respond to the needs of the victims of hurricanes, earthquakes and other natural disasters. We have donated great numbers of material good, including diapers after Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma, and regularly take up special collections for organizations, such as Food for the Poor, Episcopal Relief and Development and Episcopal Migration Ministries, providing direct service to victims of natural disasters and economic hardship or to newly arriving refugees to the U.S.