Volunteer Opportunities

In this time of crisis we are aware that there are many people who will be short on funds or out of jobs and unable to have enough food to eat. St. Anne’s is identifying ways that our church community can help in tangible ways to the Annapolis community and Anne Arundel County during this time. We have listed some opportunities below to stay informed, make food donations, or make funding or other donations to important organizations. We welcome your involvement and your feedback.

Please feel free to send additional updates, sources, and information to The Rev. Jess Sexton (jsexton@stannes-annapolis.org) as you learn of needs in our community.

For more information on the opportunities available, please click on the links below:

Anne Arundel Medical Center – Donations of Home-Made Facial Masks
Stanton Center – Donations/Adopt a Family
The Light House – Donation of Bag Lunches
Advocacy: No Kid Hungry
Requests from Governor Hogan
St. Anne’s – Donations

 


Anne Arundel Medical Center: 

Anne Arundel Medical Center is accepting homemade masks on Wednesday and Friday at the Belcher Pavilion curbside from 10:00 AM to noon.

The website deaconess.com/masks provides a video on how to make masks at home from cotton material.  This is just one of many sites that offer instructions. This site also lists all the hospitals and medical centers in the US that need and are accepting homemade masks.

 


Stanton Center:
  Kid friendly items are greatly appreciated and food can be dropped off Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Gift cards from Giant and Safeway are also helpful for families to get what they need. If you are interested in adopting a family, please contact Townsend McNitt at townsendmcnitt@aol.com. Here’s the list that was suggested:

Canned Foods
Spaghetti sauce
Pasta
Mac n cheese
Rice
Tuna
Bread
Soups and stews
Cheese (American, Velveeta)
Cereals
Oatmeal
Breakfast bars
Milk
Eggs
Orange juice
Oranges/clementines
Apples
Carrots
Bananas
Toilet paper
Tissues
Disinfectants
Paper towels
Soap (bar or liquid)
Diapers
Toothpaste
Shampoo

Notes:

  • For cereal, make it kid-friendly AND healthy (not all sugar, please: Honey Nut Cheerios, rice Krispies, etc.)
  • For oatmeal, individual packs are best so kids can make it themselves
  • Canned vegetables and frozen vegetables are very welcome (baked beans, corn, peas, beans, broccoli, mixed)
  • Fruit: apples, bananas, oranges and mandarins (the kids love “halos”)
  • IF you can find the blocks of velveeta cheese, these have been well received
  • Hot pockets and easily microwavable food for the kids would be great

The Light House Lunches:  The Light House has asked for any assistance that we might be able to provide. They are desperately low on bag lunches due to the increased demand from people who have lost their income and jobs. You may also make a contribution online. In addition, see a partial list of current needs below.

Cases of Bottled Water
Canned Fruit (in fruit juice)
Canned Vegetables (Low sodium)
Fruit Juice (100% fruit)
Peanut Butter
Jam/Jelly (30oz or smaller)

Pasta
Canned tomato products
Soup (Cans or pouches/boxes)
Cereal (low sugar/whole grain)
Oatmeal Packets
Canned Meats (tuna/chicken/ham)
Brown rice or rice products
Pancake Mix (just add water)
Pancake Syrup Disinfectant Wipes
Lysol Disinfectant Spray
Alcohol Wipes
Hand Sanitizer
Paper Towels
Laundry Detergent PODS
Boxes of Tissues
Paper Plates
Disposable Cups
Plastic Flatware
Napkins
Sleeping Bags
Tents
Adult Male Backpacks

 

Please feel free to send additional updates, sources, and information to The Rev. Jess Sexton (jsexton@stannes-annapolis.org) and Kimberly Jillson (kkqjillson@gmail.com) as you learn of food needs in our community.

Advocacy: No Kid Hungry is a great resource to stay on top of the hunger crisis in our country. If you sign up to get their periodic emails you will be asked upon occasion to email a form letter or call your Congress person about bills being passed to ensure that all children in the US have food, particularly during the COVID-19 crisis. You can also donate to this cause that is helping the public schools, shelters, and food banks across the country.  https://www.nokidhungry.org/?_ga=2.28149243.678246383.1584633236-1355765753.1584633236

Governor Hogan’s Requests

Part of helping strategy from Governor’s office:

  • Need for Blood – Priority 1
  • Need for trained counselors : Priority 2

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