Community Service Opportunities

Shared Housing Services: an innovative option to provide a home for individuals who are homeless without the need to build more housing, and to allow the homeless individual to be a resource to the homeowner at the same time. Read here about this program.

Nourish Food Bank: members bring food, hygiene and household supplies each Sunday to support clients of the food bank.

Life Food Packs: members assemble small packs of nourishing food, juice and hygiene items for members to carry in backpacks and cars and share with people in need.

My Sister’s Pantry: members prepare and serve meals and take home table and kitchen linens to launder and return.

Catholic Community Services Family Housing Network: twice a year, a week each time, Christ Church members host dinner, activities and overnight shelter in Wells Hall for families experiencing homelessness.

Tacoma Pride Week Event: members host the Episcopal Church booth of welcome and support for the LGBTQ community.

Advocates for Immigrants in Detention NW (AID-NW): members assist immigrants just released from the Tacoma detention center at the AID-NW Welcome Van with information, supplies, telephone calls, travel arrangements. Christ Church members also serve on the board.

AHAT Homecare (Affordable Housing and Treatment): members provide personal hygiene and bedding supplies for AHAT residents living with HIV/AIDS. A Christ Church member serves on the board.

YWCA Tacoma/Pierce County: members collect supplies for the women’s shelter, in support of the Y’s domestic violence prevention mission. A Christ Church member serves on the board.

Emergency Food Network Hunger Walk: a team of parishioners walks in this annual fundraiser in support of local food banks.

The American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life: a team of parishioners joins other Episcopal Church groups in this annual fundraising walk for cancer research.

United Thank Offering (UTO): a biannual collection of funds to support the Episcopal Church’s national and worldwide outreach to people in need.

The Racial Justice Reading Group: meets monthly for discussion of important works by persons of color addressing issues of endemic racism in America.

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