Volunteers Packing Food

Outreach

 

The Outreach Ministry sends God's love out into the community and the world. The ministry is comprised of several community programs that are supported by A&HT. For any questions or for more information about a particular program, please contact the outreach member in charge of that program.

 

Community Programs

Valley Interfaith Community Resource Center, 420 Wyoming Avenue, Lockland
A&HT is a founding supporter of this ministry, which has grown into a lifeline for 12 zip codes in the Mill Creek Valley. It provides food, household essentials, and emergency assistance, connecting people to essential social services and the skills and mutual support to build the futures they want. Current volunteer roles are limited for safety reasons, but absolutely vital. Contact Melissa Monich at monich.melissa@gmail.com for more information.
 
Tikkun Farm, 7941 Elizabeth Street, Mt. Healthy
A thriving hub where people of all backgrounds from urban teens to Bhutanese refugees come together to garden, prepare food, and grow in physical and emotional wholeness. Many roles available from planning logistics to chopping ingredients at home for community crockpot meals. Contact Robyn Gibboney at robyn.gibboney@gmail.com for more information.

Habitat for Humanity + HOPE Coalition
The Episcopal team of Habitat of Greater Cincinnati, will welcome A&HT volunteers for a new build this summer at 1803 Baymiller Street near Findlay Market in the West End. To get in shape, sign up for Rock the Block on April 10 to work in small, socially distanced groups on projects throughout Greater Cincinnati. Click here to volunteer at a work site. Email Christina Brandewie at cabbrandewie@gmail.com if you can help organize and deliver lunches to volunteers.
 
Heartfelt Tidbits
Heartfelt Tidbits is an extraordinary network of volunteers inspired by Wyoming resident Sheryl Rajbhandari to welcome immigrant families to Greater Cincinnati and help them navigate a new culture, language, schools, jobs, and friendships. COVID-safe volunteer opportunities include Virtual Buddies (weekly conversations with a school child), tutoring adults in English, or helping people prepare for their citizenship exams. Sign up here.
 
Matthew 25 Ministries
M25M is our major way of supporting Sustainable Development Goals projects abroad. It is a logistical miracle, and a joy to be part of it. A&HT’s volunteer day is the third Wednesday of the month. Learn more about volunteering and the COVID safety protocols, including the need to pre-register. Contact Mary Melville at marymmelville@gmail.com for more information.
 
St. Paul Village
St. Paul Village is one of Episcopal Retirement Services’ affordable senior housing communities, and our parish volunteers serve at a monthly party (bingo and hilarious contests) for residents in normal times. Parties celebrating holidays like Veteran’s Day evoke moving reminiscences by residents. St. Paul Village is in Madisonville and Wyoming parishioners usually carpool there. Stay tuned for news of our starting up again. Contact Noel Horne at anghorne@aol.com for more information.
 
Mill Creek Valley
As one of four Episcopal congregations near the Mill Creek, we are teaming up with Lincoln Heights parents to document the environmental dangers (lead dust, toxic sound) created by 300 days a year of gunfire on the Cincinnati Police Firing Range as the stakeholder municipalities continue negotiations to implement their commitment to relocate it. We’ll keep you posted on opportunities to learn and help build safe and healthy ground. Contact Ariel Miller at arielmillerwriter@gmail.com for more information.