Community Outreach & Social Justice: We Are Called to Serve Our Community
With parishioner-provided food, we pack more than 300 sack lunches each month to be to given to the hungry that come to our doors. Contact Mary McFaden if you are interested in participating in this ministry. Or sign up to bring needed items for the lunches on the bulletin board.
Heights Interfaith Ministries Food Pantry
A team from St. Andrew’s serves monthly at our area food pantry by breaking down donations, sorting food, cleaning goods, and packaging these same items to be given to those in need. We volunteer from 9:30 AM to noon every 4th Saturday at the pantry, which is located at 3523 Beauchamp, just down the street from Travis Elementary School. All teens and adults are welcome! Training for first-time volunteers is provided every Saturday. Contact The Rev. Carissa Baldwin-McGinnis if you are interested in participating in this ministry. For more information on how the HIM Food Pantry helps the community, visit their website.
Lord Of The Streets Episcopal Church
St. Andrew’s collects clothing donations for the homeless and recovering men served by Lord of the Streets Episcopal Church (LOTS) in Houston’s midtown neighborhood. In addition, we are privileged to help serve breakfast to the homeless on specific Sunday mornings each quarter. It is an honor and one of the most fulfilling services you can perform. In addition to these opportunities, there are many ways that you can assist LOTS and its vital mission of outreach and support to the homeless community in Houston. Contact Bruce Banta if you are interested in participating in this ministry.
Those who knit and crochet use their talents to create knit caps that are given to those who come to our doors during Houston’s colder weather. Kits that include directions and yarn are located near the elevator in a plastic bin- please help yourself and bring finished hat(s) to the church office. Contact Priscilla Burroughs if you are interested in participating in this ministry.
Houston International Seafarers Center in Houston
St. Andrew’s supports the Houston International Seafarers’ Center by filling boxes with toiletries and other small treats those who dock at the Houston Ship Channel. Each year the Port of Houston Ministry hands out close to 50,000 of these boxes to our brothers and sisters who work the cargo ships that enter into the Port of Houston during the Christmas season. Contact Bob DeCesare if you are interested in participating in this ministry.
Helping Heroes With Homes
Operation FINALLY HOME is a national, non-profit organization with a unique network of experienced builders, suppliers, and supporters dedicated to building homes for wounded, ill or injured veterans, surviving spouses and their families. Operation FINALLY HOME brings together homebuilders, the military, and communities to build custom mortgage-free homes for America's military heroes and the widows of the fallen, those who have worn America's uniform and sacrificed so much to defend our freedoms and values, providing a strong foundation to help them move forward with their lives. We are proud to support this great organization.
Drop the following near the elevator:
Sack Lunch Supplies - Sign up to contribute needed items on the bulletin board in the rear entry hall
Clothing & Eyeglasses - Clean, gently used clothing for men, women, and children and used eyeglasses benefit Lord of the Streets church in Midtown
Food - Non-perishable staples are delivered to Heights Interfaith Ministries Food Pantry
Egg Cartons - Empty cartons are taken to Heights Interfaith Ministries Food Pantry
Personal Hygiene Items - Travel size toiletries are given to Heights Christian Church to assist our neighbors on the streets
Used Batteries - Collected and taken for appropriate recycling