Light House

In the late 1980s, St. Anne’s was the founding congregation, collaborating with other local churches, to create what is now Light House: A Homeless Prevention Support Center, located at 10 Hudson Street, Annapolis. A member of St. Anne’s serves on the Board of Directors, along with representatives of other local faith groups and non-profits. St. Anne’s provides a financial contribution from the church’s General Fund in support of the Light House program (typically, this is the largest single source of funding they receive from a congregation). In addition, scores of members of St. Anne’s participate in a variety of roles supporting the ongoing success of the Light House:

Stocking the Shelter Pantry

During the month of September, St. Anne’s collects grocery bags filled with non-perishables to re-stock the pantry from which food is distributed to our neighbors in need. Food donations can also be made directly to the Light House. Ongoing needs include:

Canned vegetables (low sodium)
Jam/Jelly (100% fruit)
Canned tuna/chicken
Brown rice or rice products
Macaroni and Cheese
Hamburger Helper
Mashed potatoes (boxed/canned)
Pancake mix
Applesauce (no added sugar)
Canned fruit (in fruit juice)
Fruit juice (100% fruit)
Cereal – low sugar/whole grain/high fiber
Syrup
Salad dressing
Coffee
Powdered creamer
Ketchup

For additional information, contact Nancy Greeley at 410-224-2975 or momgreeley@aol.com.

Cooking for the Light House

St. Anne’s parishioners prepare and serve an evening meal for the Light House residents the first Wednesday of every month. Information is shared through the St. Anne’s weekly e-blast about the monthly menu items needed, which volunteers prepare in their own homes. They then meet at the Light House kitchen at 5:00 PM to set up and prepare to serve dinner at 6:00 PM, then sit with residents to share the meal and conversation.

For additional information, contact Nancy Greeley at 410-224-2975 or momgreeley@aol.com.

Family Cooking for the Light House

Jill Lake facilitates family meal preparations for the Light House guests the third Monday of each month. Volunteer families come, prepare, cook, and serve a meal for approximately 60 residents. Cooking begins at 4:00 PM in The Light House kitchen. We join in prayer at 6:00 PM, then serve the guests and sit with them for a delicious dinner. This is a unique opportunity for the whole family to volunteer together. It’s also a great community service event for our youth. Children 11 years old and over are welcome to participate in family cooking. Each month, 2-3 families are needed to prepare a main course, side dishes, and dessert.  New families are paired up with experienced ones so no one is overwhelmed. To learn more about participating or if you are interested in volunteering please contact Jill Lake at jilllake3@yahoo.com or 443.433.2373. On-line signup: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0844a5ac2ba2fe3-stannes

Transition from Homelessness to Self-Sustainability

St. Anne’s was an early congregation providing support for Light House residents ready to transition from the Light House to healthy, safe self-sustainability. A team of parishioners meets regularly and frequently with an individual/small family whose readiness to make this important life change has been established by the Light House professional staff. The St. Anne’s team builds relationships of mutual respect and trust as the basis for helping our brother or sister in Christ set goals and identify ways to accomplish them. The focus is empowerment, “show how” rather than “do for.”

For additional information, contact Linda Adamson, 410.269.7538 or LSAdamson1@gmail.com

For additional ways to support The Light House, please visit The Light House website.