Outreach Sunday

Outreach Sunday This Sunday!

Come out and see what the Outreach Committee and fellow parishioners are doing in the greater community and hear from the Executive Director of Friendship House about work in the community…


Direct Parish Participation Events 

  • Emmanuel Dining Room – EDR helps alleviate the immediate needs of Delaware’s hungry with nutritious meals served at no cost and with no questions asked.  St. David’s provides, cooks, and delivers lunch for the food kitchen on the 26th of each month.  We also serve and assist in the dining room once a month.
  • Food Closet – (On-going) Food is collected from parishioners.  We sort the food by taking out items for the EDR casserole. Food is distributed to Claymont Food Panty and  St. Patrick’s Senior Center.
  • Friendship House Clothing Drives – (April and October) A ministry of Friendship House, the Clothing Bank of Delaware serves as a clearing house for the collection and distribution of donated clothing and a delivery service to those community agencies in direct contact with individuals and families in need. It also provides entry-level employment and training to women re-entering the work force.
  • United Thank Offering – (Lent) UTO is a ministry of the Episcopal Church that provides a way to give daily thanks to God with a sense of gratitude. The discipline begins at home by placing coins in the “Blue Box.”  Money is used to support grants for mission and ministry.  Every year, the national total offering is between two and a half and three million dollars all of which is used for projects at home and abroad.
  • Veteran’s  Collection – We collected toiletries, coffee, cleaning supplies, sheets and towels for the Delaware Center for Homeless Vets.
  • Adopt a Foster Child and St. Patrick’s Senior at Christmas – (Nov. & Dec.) Parishioners and Day School families purchase or donate money toward gifts for NCC foster children or St. P’s Senior.  One evening in December parishioners share pizza and drinks while we joyfully wrap and organize the gifts for distribution.
  • Nursery Necessities – Diapers are collected for low resourced first-time mothers. Our donations went to Harper’s Heart.
  • School Uniform Drive – (August) We collected new and like new polo shirts, skirts, shorts, pants and jumpers in solid colors for the Clothing Bank. Their goal is to give out 10,000 uniforms throughout NCC.

Financial Support

  • Friendship House – A six stage empowerment strategy program providing homeless people with a survival network to meet their basic human needs, as well as, a support system to achieve genuine independence and self-sufficiency.  It includes daytime drop-in center, feeding programs, clothing ministry, prison outreach, emergency shelter, transitional housing, home base program, new job program and financial assistance programs for medical assistance and credit restoration.
  • St. Patrick’s Center, a nondenominational organization in Wilmington’s most impoverished zip code reaches out to families and individuals experiencing economic hardships, the homeless, and other vulnerable members of the community. They feed families who need emergency food, serve daily hot meals to the elderly, and provide clothing, shelter and recreation for those who are homeless. They place special emphasis on providing social, physical, and emotional support to older people.
  • Sojourners – is an organization dedicated to helping homeless men and women return to the community as self-sufficient people. The organization achieves this goal by accepting them into a case-managed program which includes transitional housing with three meals a day; access to services, such as, substance abuse rehabilitation; mental and physical health care; high-school equivalency diploma; job training; job search and support; housing search and placement; life skills, including money management, time management, stress management, and self-esteem building; individualized programs for people with special needs; follow-up programs for graduates; advocacy for the needs of poor and homeless people in our community and for systemic improvements.
  • Contact DE – They provide five distinct services to the community:
  • Crisis helplines – telephone counseling, crisis intervention, information and referral services.
  • Rape crisis – counseling, accompaniment to emergency rooms, support groups, etc.
  • SSAAV – Support for sexual assault adolescent victims
  • Sexual Assault Network of Delaware – Voluntary network of law enforcement and professionals servicing victims of sexual assault,
  • Reassurance Contact – provides daily telephone reassurance and caring human interaction for lonely/dysfunctional elderly and homeless persons. Last year they had about 32,000 calls.
  • SOAR – is the only organization in Delaware dedicated to providing psychotherapy services to victims of sexual abuse regardless of their ability to pay. SOAR programs had expanded to include individual, family and group therapy for child, adolescent and adult victims as well as specific programs for secondary victims (spouses, parents, siblings, caregivers).
  • Claymont Community Center is committed to provide life-enhancing social interaction, life skills training, and human services. The primary programs include the following: Claymont Family Health Services, a Food Closet, Counseling Center, Learning Center for children and adults, and the Brandywine Center.
  • Lutheran Community Services serves low-income families in Wilmington and New Castle County, Delaware with emergency food, housing, and other services. Originally founded to help senior citizens with their independent living needs, they have evolved into a multi-faceted social service agency with many different programs and locations for low-income people of all ages.
  • Limen House helps alcoholics and addicts reenter society as fully functioning and productive members. They provide a temporary home for those with no place to live. There the resident learns to change their life and help themselves in an atmosphere of compassion and loving concern.