Outreach Update: New Volunteer Opportunities

During these unprecedented times, Outreach at St. Paul’s remains committed to being a community partner with our neighbors, particularly our neighbors with housing and food needs. We will continue to safely provide food and financial assistance in the upcoming weeks and here is how you can be a part of these ministries:

  1. We are continuing to partner with the Salvation Army’s Center of Hope Family Shelter. Their food needs continue to grow as they are having all their residents shelter in place. We will provide dinner every Thursday night for the entire month of April and May. The signups are listed below for each week. We are only dropping off the food to their kitchen, not staying to serve.

5/7 Dinner Signup: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b094ca9ab28aafb6-57dinner

5/14 Dinner Signup: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b094ca9ab28aafb6-514

5/21 Dinner Signup: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B094CA9AB28AAFB6-521

2. We have begun a partnership with The Winston Salem Street School, The Porch Kitchen and Cantina and Front Street Capital to provide take-home frozen meals to Street School students and their families. These meals are distributed every Wednesday to students. If you’d like more information about this collaboration and/or are interested in being a sponsor please contact Nancy Vaders at nvaders@stpauls-ws.org

3. Thank you all for the generosity and support you have shown for our Summer Enrichment program through your Easter offering gifts. We raised over $5000.00 and that money will go directly into program planning which includes meals, transportation and field trips. Thank you St. Paul’s!

4. We are continuing to offer financial assistance, particularly with rental assistance, to ensure that folks can remain in their homes during this health crisis. We are partnering with other downtown churches and nonprofit agencies to take referrals for crisis assistance. If you would like to contribute to the crisis assistance fund or learn more about the process, please reach out to me via email at nvaders@stpauls-ws.org

Thank you all so much! Your generosity and support during these uncertain and ever-changing times has been extraordinary, and I’m so proud to be a partner with you in the Gospel call to love and serve our neighbors.

Rev. Nancy Vaders

Director of Outreach Ministries