|At this year's Thanksgiving day community meal|
Our biggest outreach ministry is the Food Pantry, which provides 2-3 full bags of groceries to around 70 people per week. It also provides a hot breakfast before the distribution on Wednesday mornings. We also have community meals, host festivals, do a yearly backpack giveaway and a Christmas toy distribution, and host or run many other programs.
The vestry, clergy, and volunteers at the Church of the Guardian Angel would like to express our thanks to Nancy Reed & Barb Fisher for the generous donation they arranged to support the ongoing expenses at the Food Pantry. Their gift will pay for nearly four months of food purchases. We are also grateful for the generous donation given in memory of Annie Gardner, who helped found the Food Pantry, by Long & Foster's Timonium group.
At this point, along with some anonymous donors, we have received around $6,000 toward the 2020 food purchases for the Food Pantry. We'd like to raise at least $6,000 more, which would cover the costs for the entire year.
About $6 pays for one person's Food Pantry bags for a week. $30 could buy a big supply of warm socks to distribute to the homeless this winter. $150 could buy a new, energy efficient window for the Parish house to replace the beaten-up, leaky aluminum ones; another $150 would pay for a professional installation (22 are ready for replacement). $1,200 pays for an entire month of Food Pantry food purchases. $3,100 could replace the courtyard door to the Thrift Shop. $8,000 could pay for the installation of efficient and modern heating and air conditioning in the Thrift Shop. $10,000 could pay for efficient air conditioning and supplemental heating in the Sanctuary. You may have other ideas; we'd love to hear them.
We have special funds for the food pantry ongoing costs (https://paypal.me/pools/c/804oHo0BPI) and for recovery/restoration from our recent sewage flood (https://paypal.me/pools/c/8jXr3OeJRx). You can also make a donation to the general fund here (paypal.me/CGABaltimore), feel free to specify what project or effort you'd like the funds to go toward.
If you'd like to help by volunteering, please contact us or come by on a Tuesday morning between 9am and noon to speak with the leaders there. Tuesday is when we do setup for the Wednesday morning distribution.
We aspire to Be a place where God is found; Be people transformed by God; Be God’s people transforming the world. We'd love to see you at Sunday services, 8am and 10am. Shoot, we're pleased to see you just about any time.