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Outreach

Outreach Chair person: The Rev. Wendy Rozene, Deacon
Outreach meeting dates for 2015 at 6:30 are: February 5, May 7, July 30, November 5.

 St. Ann’s Essentials Pantry

Open: The last Saturday of each month:
Time: 8:30- 9:30

Place: St. Ann’s Episcopal Church, 40 Windham Center Rd. Windham ME

The Pantry serves all those in need in the Windham area.  We are a ministry of Christian hospitality and service to the community. Enter the pantry through the lower side door and we provide you with a bag of cleaning products and personal hygiene products provided by parishioners, local businesses and benevolent organizations in the Greater Windham area.  Contact the Rev. Wendy Rozene for additional information.

Long Creek Youth Development Center
Chair person: Deb Johnson

Long Creek Youth Development Center is a total educational rehabilitative resource within the statewide correctional setting, for both male and female youth offenders. This year we provided 16 Christmas gift bags for the girls at Long Creek that were filled by families from St. Ann’s. The girls were able to choose five items from a list so that their gifts were more personalized this year.

Birthday cards were purchased and signed with a personal note by parishioners to be given to the youth at Long Creek.  It was brought to our attention that many of the kids have never received a birthday card before.  Over 80 cards were signed and Deb brought them over to Long Creek with the sports equipment.

Christmas Stockings For Area Schools
Chair persons: The Rev. Wendy Rozene, Deacon, Dani Grady & Jackie McCallister

Again this year stockings are being filled for children in need in the Windham/Raymond School system.  Lists of students are provided by School Guidance Counselors. To maintain confidentiality we are given a list with student’s genders and ages.  Parishioners sign up and fill a stocking for a child and return it to church.  Stockings are grouped and brought to the appropriate schools for distribution.  The need is far greater this year.

Windham Food and Fellowship, Inc. – Monday Meals
Chair person: Sue Landry

This past summer, St. Ann’s hosted Monday Meals for the second summer in our parish hall. Thank you to everyone who assisted in this effort.  Each Monday throughout the summer we hosted meals for approximately 125 folks from the greater Windham community.
Monday Meals is an Ecumenical effort of several areas churches and benevolent organizations.  St. Ann’s is responsible for providing four meals a year, two of which are provided by our Youth Group. We also are responsible for providing more than 2-dozen pies for the Thanksgiving meal. Picture to the left.

Donations can be made to:
Food and Fellowship, 140 Windham Center Road, Windham, ME 04062
Backpacks for Kids Project!
Chairpersons: Tonya Cianchette and Nicole Heanssler

Tonya Cianchette and Nicole Heanssler delivered the backpacks to the Windham/Raymond Schools
Thanks for all your help in filling 28 backpacks for local area students!  With your donations we were able to deliver backpacks to the following schools:

**Outreach request from Windham Primary is socks and winter boots.**

 ST. ELIZABETH’S ESSENTIALS PANTRY
Chair person: Dick Rozene

St. Elizabeth’s operates out of St. Luke’s Cathedral in Portland providing essentials of soap, toiletries, toys, books, clothing, bedding, towels and kitchenware. The pantry is open every Tuesday morning from 9:30 to 11:00. Two hundred-fifty to three hundred clients visit each week. Some of them arrive early to help unpack and put the available items on tables. St. Ann’s is responsible for one Tuesday every six weeks. Donations can always be dropped in the box under the coat rack marked St. Elizabeth’s. Dick Rasner or Dick Rozene transports these donations to St. Luke’s every week. We also donate $1,000/year to help purchase additional essentials for the pantry. Donations of adult and children’s clothing, kitchen utensils, small appliances and diapers are especially welcome because there are many young families who come and the diapers are too expensive for the panty to buy in large numbers.

Please talk to Paulette Shepard or Dick Rozene if you are interested in going into St. Elizabeth’s with  on Tuesday mornings.

Haiti Partnership
Chair person:  The Rev. Wendy Rozene, Deacon

Our partnership with St. Barnabas, Treille, Haiti continues to grow. With our financial support St. Barnabas completed the reconstruction of the first phase of the clean water project by encapsulating a spring head up in the mountains and running PVC pipe down the mountain to the first watering station.  With this phase complete we received thank you notes from the people of the village. We continue to support the project to bring water to a second station in the center of the village near St. Barnabas and building latrines at the church to ensure the water purity.

In addition to the water project we have made Birthing Bags for Haiti mothers.  Over several months parishioners of St. Ann’s have been sewing bags, receiving blankets and collecting baby clothes, exam gloves, alcohol wipes, plastic sheeting, string and maxi pads to put into the bags for moms in Haiti.  The bags were put together at the request of Konbit Sante Health Partnerships.  They will be shipped to Haiti in the next couple of weeks to be used at mobile clinics sponsored by Konit Sante.  These bags will help mothers and infants in Haiti have a healthier and safer delivery.  St. Ann’s was able to fill 145 bags!

Even our children work so support our partner church with Church School Penny Drive for Haiti.  The children of the church school have been collecting pennies during Lent.

Cartridges for Kids
Chair person:  Carol Place

We collect old cell phone and chargers, lap top computers, ink and toner cartridges, digital cameras, DVD’s, CD’s and recycle them through cartridgesforkids.com. The money that is received will then go to support our partnership with St. Barnabas, Treille Haiti.

Windham Food Pantry/Fuel Assistance

St. Ann’s collects nonperishable food items on a weekly basis to help those in need in the Windham area.  These food items are then brought to the Windham Food Pantry by Carl Henrikson and distributed on a monthly basis through the General Assistance Program.  Items most needed are; peanut butter, jam, breakfast cereals, canned tuna and chicken, pasta, tomato sauce, canned fruits and vegetables.  We have also donated $1000 from the Outreach budget to the fuel assistance program.

General Assistance, 377 Gray Road, Rt. 202, Windham, ME
Phone: 207.892.1931