Our February Outreach Effort
St. Ann’s monthly outreach focus will support the Shower Project of the Turning Point, a Sunset Park nonprofit that helps underserved, high-need individuals overcome difficult circumstances and make positive changes in their lives. The “We Care about You” Shower Project invites the homeless in for a shower, change of under-garments and a hot beverage. A washing machine is also available, as is access to detergents. It’s a simple service, but one that is irreplaceable to the hundreds of people the project serves. Each month the Turning Point provides more than 600 showers to members of the Brooklyn community. In 2011, 7,200 undergarments were provided to Brooklyn’s homeless.
Here’s how you can participate:
• Donate new packaged undergarments; Most needed are men’s sizes Medium, Large and X-large and new warm socks, sizes 9-12. If you can choose a color for the socks, black is preferred over white. Also needed are non-perishable food items, shampoo and deodorant. Bring your donated items to St Ann & the Holy Trinity and drop them off in the Parish Hall (157 Montague St.) anytime during February.
• Donate funds on the Turning Point’s website.
And don’t forget our continuing outreach efforts:
Next time you go grocery shopping, add a few items to your cart for St. Ann’s Food Pantry. Our community needs canned goods (with pull tops only!) and easy to manage and nutritious items like peanut butter and individual servings of crackers. Canned ravioli and Vienna sausages are often requested.
Even one sandwich is welcome! Drop off is between the two Sunday services, 10:00 am -11:15am. Stop by and join the labeling and packing team; it’s the most fun and interesting conversation you’ll have all week! Or drop a donation in the Sandwich Sunday Donation Can at the front of the church and our team will make the sandwiches for you. The sandwiches are delivered to CAMBA, who distributes them to the guests at their East Brooklyn drop-in center.