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Where Our Outreach Dollars Go

Reaching Out:  locally and globally

Ministries of service, compassion, empowerment and advocacy for the most vulnerable in our community and in the world

The following is an alphabetical list of organizations that have received material, financial and volunteer assistance from Christ Church Andover in the recent past.

Andover Thrift Shop
Christ Church members and friends donate clothing and household items that are sold at low cost to individuals and families in our areas. Items that do not sell are donated to the neediest people in the surrounding communities. This ministry is enabled by thousands of hours of volunteer efforts each year by Christ Church members and friends.

ABC House (A Better Chance)
This nonprofit program offers outstanding students from under-performing urban schools the opportunity to prepare for college at Andover High School, one of Massachusetts' top performing schools. This year's Christ Church Christmas Fair gave some of its proceeds to this worthy cause. On the web at http://andoverabc.org/

Barbara Harris Camp Scholarships
Part of the tithe on the prior year’s fair helped needy children have a summer camp experience at the Barbara C. Harris Camp. Additional funds from the Rector’s Discretionary Fund aided families from our parish to send their children. On the web at http://www.bchcenter.org/

Bread and Roses
Christ Church supports this feeding ministry in Lawrence through financial contributions as well as volunteer support from parishioners. On the web at http://www.breadandroseslawrence.org/

Communities Together (formerly Greater Lawrence Council of Churches)
Christ Church participates in CT to support a variety of ministries in our community: chaplaincies at the hospitals, vacation Bible schools in area churches, an after school program in Hancock Courts for some of Lawrence’s most vulnerable children, and ministries to area nursing homes. We also participate in their annual diaper and underwear drive during Lent.  On the web at http://communitiestogether.cfsites.org/

Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem
We supported the construction of a home for the elderly in Beir Zeit, near Ramallah, in Palestine. In addition, our Good Friday offering each year goes to the Episcopal Church in Jerusalem, supporting ministries of parishes, schools and hospitals throughout the diocese in Palestine, Israel, Jordan, Syria, and Lebanon. On the web at http://www.j-diocese.org/

Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts
Through the outreach portion of our annual commitment to the Diocese of Massachusetts (25% or our total assessment), we support literally hundreds of ministries both locally and globally, including feeding programs, AIDS relief in Africa, college chaplaincies, and many other ministries. On the web at http://www.diomass.org

Episcopal Relief and Development
ERD enables Episcopalians to reach around the world to address pressing needs arising from poverty and disaster. On the web at http://www.er-d.org/

Esperanza Academy
Now in its eighth year, Esperanza Academy is a free-tuition Episcopal middle school for girls in Lawrence. Many Christ Church members contribute as staff, board members, volunteers and individual donors in this important ministry. On the web at http://esperanzaacademy.org/

Family Service, Inc.
Family Service is a social service organization in Lawrence whose mission is help people help themselves by building their skills, increasing their knowledge, and providing them with opportunities to live positive and productive lives. On the web at http://www.familyserviceinc.com/

Gulf Coast Task Force
Sponsored by the Diocese of Massachusetts, this ministry enables us to partner with churches on the Gulf Coast to continue the rebuilding efforts following the devastation of Hurricane Katrina. In addition to financial support, six men from our parish spent a week on mission to the Gulf Coast helping rebuild homes. On the web at http://www.diomass.org/mission/gulf_coast

Habitat for Humanity (Merrimack Valley)
Founded over twenty years ago at Christ Church, this ministry enables home ownership for low income working people. It also provides wonderful opportunities for hands-on service and fellowship by a growing number of Christ Church parishioners. On the web at http://www.merrimackvalleyhabitat.org/

Heifer Project
Part of the tithe on last year’s fair bought livestock for families in Africa so that they would have a means of sustaining their families. On the web at http://www.heifer.org/

Lazarus House Ministries
Many Christ Church parishioners participate in the Hike for Hope to benefit the work of Lazarus House Ministries in Lawrence. Others serve on the Board of Lazarus or play other volunteer roles through their gifts of time, talent, and treasure. On the web at http://www.lazarushouse.org/

Merrimack Valley Project
MVP organizes local communities to address pressing social needs. We are partners with many other churches and unions here in the Merrimack Valley, addressing concerns around housing, immigration, and worker rights. On the web at http://www.merrimackvalleyproject.org/

Neighbors in Need
Food gifts to our little red wagons on Sunday are a tangible and visible reminder of our call to feed the hungry. Christ Church parishioners donate and transport food, including entire Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners, to Neighbors in Need. Others serve on the board and volunteer in a variety of ways. On the web at http://www.neighborsinneed.net/

Partners in Health
This organization is making a real difference in improving health care for the poor in countries worldwide.  Christ Church parishioners saw their work firsthand in Cange, Haiti in 2011 and in 2014.  On the web at http://www.pih.org/

Prayer Shawl Ministry
Contributions of yarn and other supplies, not to speak of the countless hours of knitting, enable us to reach out to those who are sick, grieving, lonely, or facing many of life’s challenges.

REACH Rwanda
Founded by the Rev. Philbert Kalisa in 1995 following Rwanda's genocide, REACH engages individuals and communities in transformational healing and reconciliation, forgiveness, empowerment and economic development.  Christ Church parishioners have donated goats and corrugated roofing materials to REACH for them to distribute to both the victims and the perpetrators who have sought forgiveness.  Click here to read more about REACH and our "Roofs for Rwanda" campaign.

Rector’s Discretionary Fund
Gifts to the Rector’s Discretionary Fund help provide confidential assistance to parishioners and members of our community who are in need, as well as support to ministries in and beyond our local community.

Refugee Immigration Ministry
RIM provides basic services to immigrants in eastern Massachusetts who are seeking asylum because of political or religious persecution in their homelands. On the web at http://www.r-i-m.net/

Sisters of St. Margaret
The Wednesday morning Eucharist and breakfast group supports the work of the Sisters in Haiti through weekly offerings. On the web at http://www.ssmbos.com/

Trauma Intervention Program (TIP) of Merrimack Valley
TIP is a group of specially trained citizen volunteers who are called by police officers, fire fighters and hospital personnel to provide emotional and practical support to victims of traumatic events and their families in the first few hours following a tragedy. This year's Christ Church Christmas Fair gave some of its proceeds to this worthy cause.  On the web at http://www.traumaintervention.com/

United Thank Offering (UTO)
Through our blue boxes we contribute to UTO’s work around the world, “…significantly impact[ing] the lives of women and children because of Christ’s love.” On the web at http://www.episcopalchurch.org/uto/

Last Published: July 1, 2016 11:50 AM