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 – The SIA Helping Hands Fund requested funding to help a Southport student who had unexpected extra tuition burdens as a result of COVID-19. This grant helped a community member continue their education and life goals.
YMCA – As a result of the pandemic, many students in our area did not have access to after school and fitness programs. To help many of the families who need financial assistance, All Saints is sponsoring eight students for the 36 week after school program, FitKids.
New Hope for Women – 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.
Camp Bishopwood – The camp offers scholarships and a reduced pricing schedule to allow all children the opportunity to experience the outdoor skills, adventures, crafts and fellowship of a camping experience. All Saints sponsorship allows for an entire summer experience for a deserving young person.
Set for Success – The Boothbay community gathers funding for school supplies each year so that all eligible students start the school year prepared and confident.
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.