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The mission of Outreach is to alleviate poverty, primarily through partnering with area organizations that serve the hungry and the homeless. We seek to identify areas of need which fit with St Pauls’ volunteering capabilities, skill bases and financial resources. We will focus on developing delivery, advocacy and issue – oriented collaborations amongst local churches and community organizations dedicated mainly to the relief of hunger and homelessness.

We are in a position now of expanding our reach. We will do so by:

A) Growing our Core Relationship Program, adding at least two local organizations to the broad exchanges we currently enjoy with Face to Face Germantown and The Philadelphia Interfaith Hospitality Network;

B) Identifying multi church collaborations;

C) Better understanding local community development needs and putting a shoulder to some of those wheels;

D) Identifying, educating and raising our voice on broader issues we can influence, bringing in local churches on those same issues.

At the same time, you can join us as we continue to deliver on existing initiatives – Shop and Drop, Rise Against Hunger, Thanksgiving dinners for the poor, The Christmas Giving Tree, Cooking for Outreach, Refugee support, and the Five Fridays concert series.

This page will try to keep you current on new developments in which we hope you will participate and existing initiatives in which you may well already take a part – and announcements via the timing of events. Contact us with any questions.

Calendar of annual outreach activities

Outside of COVID-19 restrictions, here is a year in the life of outreach at St. Paul’s.

January: We celebrate the Martin Luther King Day of Service by hosting a Stop Hunger Now meal packing operation. Parishioners and families of all ages produce over 15,000 meals for the hungry in just two hours!
November: We hold a Thanksgiving Turkey/Food Drive, and invite parishioners to help at Face to Face for the Thanksgiving Dinner.
December: We set up a Christmas Giving Tree where St. Paul’s friends and parishioners can honor holiday requests for items needed by the children and adults our non-profit partners work with.

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