The following organizations have been part of All Saints by-the-Sea outreach during the past year.
St. Columba/All Saints Joint Outreach Fund – The Community Resource Council refers individuals to the Joint Outreach Fund who have requested help with housing, transportation and other basic living expenses. Both parishes work together to minister directly to our neighbor’s most pressing needs.
Southport Island Association for Community School Project – A donation was made toward the construction of a new, safe, and assessable playground at the Southport Island school.
Episcopal Relief and Development Fund – This funding will strengthen and expand the capacity of all Episcopal congregations across Europe to respond to the refugee emergency caused by the violence in Ukraine. Refugee groups will be provided food, shelter, emergency supplies, trauma counseling and other humanitarian initiatives. Additional gifts will provide assistance to the victims of the wildfires in Hawaii.
New Hope Midcoast – This organization supports abused and battered women in the Boothbay region. The pandemic increased the need for supportive services for these vulnerable members of our community.
Veggies to Table – Located in Newcastle, Maine, Veggies to Table grow top quality organic produce to donate to local individuals and families who are experiencing food insecurity.
The Community Center of Boothbay Harbor – The Community Center provides a place for all ages to gather, to learn, and to be supported with the goal of combating loneliness and isolation. Additional services include transportation to doctor appointments, a medical equipment program, and a 911 emergency sign program.
Community Resource Council’s Emergency Fuel Fund – Traditionally, the Christmas Eve service offering is donated to the Emergency Fuel Fund to help our neighbors through the winter in Maine.
Lebanon to Lincoln – In combination with other parishes, All Saints supports the sons of an Episcopal priest in Lebanon who will be attending Lincoln Academy in Newcastle. These funds allow the two young men to obtain a high-quality education away from the unrest of their home city of Beirut.
American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem – This organization helps to transform the lives of the vulnerable and displaced throughout the Middle East through support of the schools, hospitals and children centers of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem. This non-political, non-sectarian organization values equity, justice and respect for dignity for all peoples of Palestine, Israel and Jordan.