Getting Ahead: Religious Coalition

WHEN: Starts May 13, 2021 through August 26, 2021
WHERE: Please call or email for more information.  or  301-639-9556

We have another opportunity to help provide meals! You may remember that we helped with providing meals for this program last Fall and we have been asked to assist again. The next program starts May 13th.This opportunity is being sponsored jointly by the Religious Coalition, Steadfast (a non-profit serving young adults just out of the foster care system) and the St. Vincent DePaul Society. Getting Ahead is a program for those in poverty or considered part of our ALICE (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed) population that provides basic skills and connections to adults to help them gain stability and economic security.

I am requesting various ministries, families, or other groups of our All Saints’ community to coordinate amongst their groups to provide one meal on a Thursday evening, from May 13th through August 26th – 12 weeks/meals in all. I hope that as you read this you will think about offering to pick up drinks, or prepare an entree, side dish, salad, dessert, or snacks for these adults (up to 12) and a few children. In the Fall we had wonderful participation from many various groups and committees who coordinated together to provide a weekly meal. This is a great way to help out without needing to physically gather inside. We just drop off the food and our friends at ERUCC (just a block down Church Street from us) take it from there.

Please call or email me for more information. or 301-639-9556. Ministry leaders – be on the lookout for a call or email from me soon, to request your team’s help with this important new opportunity to help our community! I can use some coordination help or if you’re new and want to engage in this outreach, just contact me. Can’t wait to hear from you! Thanks in advance for your support.

—Jill Browning, Vestry Member

UPDATE: Thank you to those who have volunteered to provide meals so far! It is such a blessing to be part of a loving, giving group of wonderful people! Katy Ackland is helping to be my co-coordinator across the months of this program – thank you!! We are still in need of volunteer groups, families, or individuals to help out with providing weekly, Thursday meals, but we do have most dates covered in May and June already!!! Many thanks to the Vestry, Mens’ Group, Daughters of the King, and several others forming groups and coming together to help out!!!

Give me a call, or text, or email if you’d like to contribute!

Religious Coalition

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