Year-Round Community Service

Bread for the World

St. Anne’s is a Covenant member of Bread for the World.  Bread for the World is a collective Christian voice urging our nation’s decision makers to end hunger both at home and abroad. Volunteers work closely with those who govern, strongly advocating for changing policies, programs, and conditions that allow hunger and poverty to persist. With this mission, St. Anne's provides help and opportunities far beyond the communities in which we live.

 

Contact Rosie Horn at rosiehorn@verizon.net

The Closet

The Closet is a thrift store in Herndon that supports, and is supported by faith communities in Northern Virginia. The volunteers help with sorting, pricing, and bagging merchandise, tidying the shelves and racks, and generally making themselves useful. Volunteers can also drop in during non-sale hours to help with pricing items, and assisting with the multitude of other things that need to be done. 

 

Contact Claudia Patil by calling 703-391-1705 or Rita Smith at ritasmith@comcast.net

(Supporting People With) Disabilities

St. Anne's provides a loving ministry to adults with disabilities by working with SPARC, an organization that provides life skills training, daily activities, and an outreach community all its own. SPARC's unique "Circuit Train Your Brain" model allows each participant to customize their own unique experiences. SPARC also has a robust outreach program that includes making sandwiches for the shelter, and also offers micro-entrepreneurial work. St. Anne's congregants join with SPARC on these outreach missions to help meet both of the organization's missions. 

We are particularly looking for people who, once a month, will offer to pick up produce from St. Anne's, drive it to SPARC in Reston or McLean. Volunteers wait while the produce is bagged up into smaller quantities, and then they return those bags to the church.

 

Contact George Bounacos at george@sbmteam.com

FACETS Hot Meals

FACETS (Fairfax Area Christian Emergency & Transitional Services) provide hot meals to homeless families who are temporarily housed in motels. Join our team of parishioners who prepare and deliver dinners to FACETS families on the first Wednesday of each month.

 

Contact Angie Gray at angiemgray@comcast.net or by calling 703-435-1276.

Firearms Task Force

We are very concerned with the increase in gun violence, in our schools and on our streets.  We are working to identify and put into action common-sense firearms policies.  For more information about this contact Nancy DeDona at nancy_dedona@yahoo.com or John DeDona at jnjlrr@verizon.net

Food Pantry

Our Food Pantry supplies over 1500 bags of food a year both to local families and to the elderly. All of the food in our Food Pantry comes from generous donations made by members of St. Anne's. In order to keep this ministry working effectively, we need at least twenty volunteers every month. Volunteers are needed for several different activities including bagging, shelving, and distribution. This is a great opportunity to involve the entire family in serving the community.

 

Contact Glen Corso at corso.glen@gmail.com

HABITAT for Humanity

Come bring your time and skills (we welcome both “skilled” and “learning- to-be-skilled”!) to help Habitat for Humanity in its goal to make affordable home ownership in Northern Virginia a reality. Habitat Homeowners commit to at least 300 hours of sweat equity, while helping rally community volunteers to build homes that are decent, safe and affordable. Major construction tasks involve building new single family homes and renovating existing homes. Join us! Come one time, or come regularly. 

 

Contact Lynn Carsten at lcarsten2@verizon.net.

Just Episcopalians

“A Just Church in a Just World” - We are an organization of progressive Episcopalians, based at St. Anne’s and working in the Diocese of Virginia. We seek, through action, discussion and education, both a church and a society that strive for justice and peace among all people, and that respect the dignity of every human being. “What does the LORD require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?” (Micah 6:8) 

 

Contact John Schwarz at jschwarz42@verizon.net or by calling 703-437-4239. 

Just Neighbors

Just Neighbors provides immigration legal services to people of all faiths and nationalities, especially those who are most vulnerable. No specific legal or others skills are necessary from volunteers.

 

Since its inception in 1996 it has developed a practical response to the legal challenges that low-income immigrants face in the United States. The organization set out to provide accurate and reliable information and services to the immigrant community. Just Neighbors has partnered with other nonprofit organizations, community volunteers, local faith-based groups and pro bono lawyers that provide services to immigrants. 

 

Through its direct and collaborative efforts, Just Neighbors has helped empower clients and educate the community about current immigration laws and policies. 

 

Contact Peggy Hobler at peggyhob@gmail.com

Lake Anne Elementary School Mentors

A wonderful way to help younger people in Reston is to volunteer for the Lake Anne Elementary School MentorWorks program. Volunteers are paired with a student who can benefit from having lunch once a week a sympathetic adult. Volunteers are asked to listen, tell stories, share ideas and experiences with a student for one hour a week. No instructional aspect or experience is necessary. Adults 18 and older are welcomed. All volunteers are background checked and trained by school counselors at the start of the program. 

 

Contact Bruce Edgerton by calling 571-241-0811 to find out more.

Lake Anne Fellowship House

We work closely with the elderly at Lake Anne Fellowship House providing food and other support.

 

Contact Lois Ireland at lois.a.ireland@gmail.com.

Our Nightly Bread

Every day local eating establishments are forced to throw away any unsold food. Working with our local Panera we pickup their end-of-day baked goods which we package and transport to those in need in our local community. This is great if you are a “night-person” who is available around 10pm. it takes about 45 minutes, slightly less time and more fun if you bring a helper! Volunteers work on a rotation basis so you will pickup every 4-6 weeks. 

 

Contact Emily Besuden at emilybesuden@hotmail.com.

St. Anne's Stitchers

The Stitchers use their needle skills in service to St. Anne's and the community by knitting and crocheting prayer shawls for the church's pastoral care ministry and baby afghans for the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Inova Fairfax Hospital, sewing handmade comfort bears for children at Fair Oaks Hospital, making blankets and quilts for children through the Linus Project and taking on other service projects as they arise.   We meet for fellowship in the church library at 7:30 pm on the fourth Wednesday of each month.  Our work honors the memory of Peg Brown, who made 1,000 granny square afghans for the NICU.  

Contact Carol Hurlburt at schurlburt@verizon.net

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