Augustine Literacy Project recruits, trains and supports volunteer tutors to increase the reading, writing and spelling skills of low income children and teens. Volunteers complete a 2-week workshop and work with young people twice a week. Allison Houser (firstname.lastname@example.org, 704-749-6162).
Charlotte Family Housing is an innovative solution for family homelessness in the greater Charlotte community, seeking volunteers to serve at Hawthorne Place, a new transition shelter for homeless families. Barbara and Manuel Kennedy (email@example.com).
Crisis Assistance Ministry provides assistance and advocacy for people in financial crisis, helping them move toward self sufficiency, while inspiring our community to justice and generosity as we provide help, hope, and understanding to people struggling with limited financial resources. www.crisisassistance.org.
Episcopal Farmworker Ministry responds to the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of migrant and seasonal farmworkers and their families. Ministers to farmworkers through direct services, programs that work to empower farmworkers, develop leaders, educate and advocate for systematic change of agricultural policy at local and state levels. Nelda Leon (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Episcopal Relief & Development rebuilds after disasters and empowers people in about 40 countries to create lasting solutions to fight poverty and disease, impacting the lives of approximately 3 million people. Make your donation at http://episcopalrelief.org.
Florence Crittenden Services of North Carolina helps at risk girls and women by providing comprehensive medical and prenatal care, as well as social, educational, adoption, parenting support and substance abuse services.
Galilee Ministries is a new ministry of hospitality, welcome and worship in culturally diverse East Charlotte at the former site of St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church on Central Avenue. Sharon Roberts (email@example.com).
Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope by striving for a world where everyone has a decent place to live. John Knip (firstname.lastname@example.org).
La Coalicion (Latin American Coalition) is a community of Latin Americans, immigrants and allies that promotes full and equal participation of all people of all cultures and ethnicities in the civic, economic, and cultural life of North Carolina through education, celebration, and advocacy. Nelda Leon (email@example.com or www.latinamericancoalition.org).
North Carolina Justice Center leads progressive research and advocacy to eliminate poverty in North Carolina by ensuring that every household in the state has access to the resources, services, and fair treatment it needs to achieve economic security. Jim Dudley (firstname.lastname@example.org or www.ncjustice.org).
Loaves and Fishes is an emergency food pantry program that provides a week’s worth of groceries to people in crisis. Large red collection barrels are located on the Gallery of the Parish House near the entry to the Chapel. Each month a different food item is featured, while continuing to accept other items from a broad list. Valerie Crockett (704-523-4333 or www.loaveandfishes.org).
RAIN (Regional AIDS Interfaith Network) offers compassionate care, education and leadership development to promote dignity for people touched by HIV. St. Peter’s members participate annually in the AIDS walk and various other volunteer opportunities. Linda Gallehugh (email@example.com).
Room in the Inn provides overnight accommodations and meals to the homeless during the coldest months of the year, December-March. St. Peter’s Church is one of 90 churches and other organizations that participate by opening their doors and recruiting their own members to staff the service. To volunteer please contact Des Keller (firstname.lastname@example.org, 704-778-3271).
Samaritan House has provided a healing haven for more than 700 homeless men and women after their release from hospital since 2005. Conceived by St. Peter’s members Ruth Woodend and Freda Schlaman. Purchased a home with the assistance of Carolinas Healthcare Foundation and the Leon Levine Foundation. Ruth Woodend (704-334-8946).
St. Peter’s Community Garden provides fresh produce for Friendship Trays, our local meals-on-wheels program, and serves as an outdoor classroom. Part of the Friendship Garden Network and a partnership between St. Peter’s and Trinity Episcopal School. Nancy Duncan (email@example.com).
Supportive Housing Communities develops and operates permanent affordable housing for men, women, and families overcoming homelessness, especially veterans and those with mental illness, substance abuse, and medical or other disabling conditions. Terry Roche (firstname.lastname@example.org); Christa Lineberger (email@example.com); or www.supportivehousingcommunities.org.