Soup kitchen serving needy families in Genesee County
This fall of 2012, the people of St. James Episcopal Church have begun to help out the volunteers who run Stephens Table soup kitchen here in Batavia. St. James is trying to help by bringing a complete lunch prepared in our kitchen once a month. Everything necessary has been donated. Parishoners at St. James have given vegetables from their gardens, food purchased from the store, and money with which to buy ingredients. The organizers at Stephens Table have been very appreciative and we hope to continue this outreach.
The Episcopal Partnership for Mission & Outreach
Answering God's call to respond to human needs
The Partnership is living out our baptismal covenant to serve and bring light to those who struggle. In facilitating the collaboration of our congregations, The Partnership shares the strength and power of Jesus' call to walk in love with our neighbors. As the official outreach branch of the Episcopal Church in Western New York, The Partnership empowers local congregations to touch the lives of people through meaningful outreach ministry. The Partnership provides assistance through advocacy, education, resources and funding. These partnerships assist congregations in transforming hope into reality in order to best serve their respective communities in striving for justice.
Community Action of Orleans and Genesee
To provide srevices, with dignity and respect, that help people, become self-sufficient
Community Action of Orleans & Genesee is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization and has served low-income and disadvantaged families for over 40 years. Community Action programs are designed to empower as well as provide opportunity to those who are not yet self-sufficient. Programs like Head Start work on long-term goals by educating children and short-term goals by working with parents in a variety of areas like education, housing and nutrition. Many programs use short and long-term benefits (e.g., HEAP Application Assistance and Weatherization Services), referrals (Emergency Services) or education (Employment Training programs) to help people achieve self-sufficiency.
Bishop Masereka Christian Foundation , Kasese, Uganda
Rebuilding a community through health and education
The Bishop Masereka Christian Foundation works to transform healthcare delivery and educational opportunities in the Rwenzori region of Uganda. With local leaders and highly trained staff drawn from the community, the Foundation's medical clinic focuses obstetric and pediatric medical care, and provides urgent care for all. The BMCF Education Program connects committed sponsors with promising students so that the region's most vulnerable children may complete their education and lead their community into the future. With these pillars of stability in place, hope and progress are real and growing in the Rwenzori region of western Uganda.