2017 Lenten Outreach Projects

Project Descriptions

Habitat for Humanity Kickoff Event

Saturday, March 25, beginning at 7:30 a.m. - 2615 Westinghouse Blvd.

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Join us as we kick off the 2nd annual Episcopal Coalition Habitat Wake home with a wall build for a hardworking and deserving family in Wake County. Christ Church is partnering with other Episcopal churches and organizations to work on this project.

Raleigh Rescue Mission - Lunches To Go

Friday, March 24, from 4 p.m. until 5:30 p.m. - Christ Church Kitchen

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Raleigh Rescue Mission ministers to the needs of the homeless and hungry in our local community. Each day, Raleigh Rescue Mission provides men, women and children with emergency overnight shelter. Please lend a hand to help our neighbors in need by preparing nutritious lunches for overnight residents to take with them as they leave on Saturday morning. Volunteers of all ages are welcome; children 10 and younger will need to be accompanied by an adult.

Raleigh City Farm - Preparing the Land

Saturday, March 25, from 9 a.m. until noon - 800 Blount Street (corner of E. Franklin and Blount)

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Raleigh City Farm educates urbanites on producing fresh, sustainable local produce and its nutritional benefits. It also acts as a food hub to assist farm entrepreneurs aggregate and co-market their produce. Please join us by lending a hand to this urban food non-profit as it erects informational signs, installs fans and prepares the fields for cultivation. Volunteers of all ages are welcome; children 13 and younger will need to be accompanied by an adult.

Family Promise Week at Christ Church

March 26-April 2 - Christ Church

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Help make our beautiful new space a haven for homeless families. We will participate in the emergency shelter program at Family Promise of Wake County (formerly WIHN), by hosting five families during the week of March 26-April 2. Classrooms will be converted into bedrooms so the families may stay together rather than in single-sex shelters. A large number of volunteers is needed for a variety of roles, including hosting overnight, preparing dinner, transporting the families, helping with homework and activities, donating food and setting up and breaking down the rooms. Our church community has come together to provide wonderful hospitality when hosting WIHN families in the past and we hope to have even more people involved this year in this meaningful volunteer opportunity.

Rise Against Hunger

Sunday, April 2, from noon until 1 p.m. (1st shift) and from 1:30 p.m. until 2:30 p.m. (2nd shift) - Christ Church Parish Hall

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All ages are invited to help package meals for Rise Against Hunger (formerly Stop Hunger Now). Rise's mission to end hunger in our lifetime by providing food and life-changing aid to the world's most vulnerable and creating a global commitment to mobilize the necessary resources. Sign up early to secure your spot at one of our two shifts. We also need folks to help setup and cleanup from the event. Volunteers of all ages are welcome; children younger than 10 need to be accompanied by an adult. The nursery will be open for children younger than 4.