We are a giving church and find many ways to support our community and others in the world. As a parish, we commit 10% of our pledged income to helping outside our congregation. We have many local projects and others in the wider world.
Locally, we support North Whidbey Help House food bank by collecting food the last Sunday of each month. For the last few years in the fall, we have adopted an elementary school to provide supplies for the classroom. We also collect snacks, blankets, socks, hats, gloves, and toiletries for those in our community who are homeless.
Some of the groups we have helped with funds are Ryan’s House for Youth, Spin Café, Garage of Blessings, Opportunity Council, Help House, Whidbey Homeless Coalition, Episcopal Refugee Resettlement Office, Episcopal Relief and Development, Episcopal Community Action, an orphanage for albino children in Tanzania, a Diocese in El Salvador, Midwives on Mission working mostly in Africa, foster children on Whidbey Island, Olympic View Elementary School, and others. If you have a suggestion for an outreach program, or know of a need, please contact the church. If you would like to assist with one of our outreach ministries, we would welcome your time and talents.
Fall is here again, and with that the start of another school year for all who attend Olympic View Elementary School. They are just up the road from us, and we have helped them for several years now. We try to gather a variety of school supplies, so that the teachers have them on hand when students run out or forget theirs at home. There are often specific things that are needed, but really any general supplies are helpful. In the past they have requested things like backpacks, notebooks, pocket folders and ear buds.
So, if you find yourself at an office store, a drug store, or good old Walmart, please pick up a few extra supplies so that these children will have every chance for a great year.
9/1/2019 - In a follow-up with Olympic View Elementary, here is a list of their wishes for this year:
Feed the Need
2427 Moss Lane
Feed the Need is holding our 13th annual Can Food Drive for the North Whidbey Help House on September 28th, 2019
We would like to ask you, if you would be willing to volunteer and stand in front of store fronts from the hours of 9:00 am - 2:00 pm on September 28th. The store fronts are, Safeway, Wal-Mart, Saars, Haggens . You can volunteer for a 1-hour slot or more, what ever fits your schedule.
Over the Last 13 years you have helped Feed the Need collect over 30,000 pounds of food for this community, we can’t say “THANK YOU” enough for volunteering!!
Please feel free to contact Hap Fakkema at any time at the above contact number if you would like to volunteer.
Feed the Need
The last Sunday of each month, we gather non-perishable food items for Help House in our Flyer wagon.
We've received word from The Haven that they are in need of some supplies--especially snacks! We have a basket in the Narthex to collect items for The Haven. As noted here, you can also drop things off directly to the Christian Reformed Church, who are current Haven hosts.
If you are able to donate any of the items from the list below, it would be greatly appreciated. Thank you for all you do for those who need it most. Donations can be dropped off at The Christian Reformed Church 1411 Wieldraayer Rd. Oak Harbor any evening 6-8 pm.
We appreciate all you do for The Haven. This list is a list of items that we use on a regular basis and are always needed. Thank you so much for your support to help those in need!
Hot Drink Cups
Plastic Spoons, Knives & Forks
Lysol Spray Cans
First aid items (cough meds/tums/alcohol wipes)
Hygiene Items (deodorant, soap, shampoo, toothpaste etc.
Feminine Hygiene Products
Little Debbie/Hostess snacks
Cup Of Noodles
Instant Oatmeal Packets
Instant Drink mix