Outreach

The St. Elizabeth’s Outreach Committee supports a diverse array of charitable organizations, many of which are local but some have national and international scope. Irrespective of the people or region benefitted, the organizations exist to help and improve peoples’ lives and the Outreach Committee is committed to provide ongoing support. Can You Help?

 

Our blessings as a parish are abundant. St. Elizabeth’s is fortunate to have members to share musical talent, financial expertise, management acumen, legal opinions, artwork, photography, recipes and delicious food. But what do we do to share with others? Those less fortunate who would benefit from the talents of the members of St. Elizabeth’s? Well, it is simple! We can look to the Outreach Committee!

The goal of the Outreach Committee is to advance the work of Christ by sharing the resources of St. Elizabeth’s Episcopal Church to help those in need. The Outreach Committee is comprised of members of the parish who have an interest in how these funds are distributed to local, national and international charities. The committee’s due diligence assures that we achieve our goal.

 

The Vestry allocates a significant portion of the funds that we distribute to the charities. We raise additional funds during the Evening for Outreach, a fun evening filled with fellowship. Please support the Evening for Outreach by helping with set-up, making a donation and ATTENDING! The Outreach Committee welcomes new members at any time of the year. We meet on the first Wednesday of the month at 7:30 p.m. in the Committee Room. We welcome new members and new ideas! Please contact the current chair, Denise Vollkommer, through the Church Office (201-444-2299 or info@stesridgewood.org). Thank you!

 

Organizations We Support

 

St. Elizabeth's supports many organizations that have a wide variety of missions and functions, but, at their core, exist to help and improve peoples' lives on the local and international level incluiding the following: (updated 1/25/22)

  • American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem

  • Apostles’ House

  • Children’s Aid and Family Services (Baby Basics)

  • Community Meals

  • Emmanuel Cancer Foundation

  • Episcopal Relief and Development

  • Episcopal Migration Ministry

  • Family Promise of Bergen County (formerly IRF)

  • Habitat for Humanity - Paterson

  • Mustard Seed School

  • New Hope Community Ministries

  • North Porch

  • Oasis

  • S.H.A.R.E. (Cottage Place)

  • Social Service Association of Ridgewood

  • St. Elizabeth's Teen Outreach

  • St. Paul's Community Development Corporation

  • Paul's Episcopal Church

  • St. Philip's Theological College Tanzania

  • West Bergen Mental Healthcare

  • Youth Consultation Services Foundation (YCS) - Holley Center

Participation on the Outreach Committee is open to all. Outreach is both a rewarding and important part of our lives, and the benefits to the community are significant. Contact the Church Office for more information at

201-444-2299 or e-mail adowling@stesridgewood.org.




 

The Outreach Committee

The St. Elizabeth’s Outreach Committee supports a diverse array of charitable organizations, many of which are local but some have national and international scope. Irrespective of the people or region benefitted, the organizations exist to help and improve peoples’ lives and the Outreach Committee is committed to provide ongoing support. Can You Help?