There is a box in the hall for donations to the Kennebunk
Food Pantry. We deliver donations monthly. Because the pantry can
make dollars stretch further than food, we will also have a basket
for monetary donations on Communion Sundays.
As we receive food for the spirit, we have the opportunity
to help feed those who are hungry.
...at least 70%
of the funds allocated to South Church's Outreach Committee go to
local organizations and initiatives? While worthwhile projects such
as New Orleans mission trips and the AMIGOS project grab our attention,
the bulk of Outreach contributions go to local organizations including
Good Shepherd Food Bank, York County Shelter, Harvest
Café - the list goes on and on!
This year, the
members of the Outreach Committee have been focused on providing
opportunities for all of us in the South Church congregation who
wish to do so to be involved in reaching out in the service of others.
Your response has been amazing! Please check the Outreach bulletin
board for activity signups. Information on upcoming activities will
also be listed in the church bulletins, Newsletters, and the South
The Outreach Committee has made significant disbursements from
the Panzenhagen Fund. This memorial fund was set up in 1986 in memory
of Vicki Lynne Panzenhagen. The fund is intended to assist young
women dealing with drug or alcohol abuse, poor family relationships,
divorce or other family crisis issues.
Five thousand dollars from the fund has been sent to Crossroads
for Women. This non-profit provides gender-responsive
addiction and behavioral health treatment services. Their extensive
program provides out-patient treatment for substance abuse and mental
health issues, residential services for substance abuse, and transitional
housing for those practicing independent living skills in a healthy,
sober and safe
environment. The donation is given specifically to serve 18 to 28
year olds to help defray costs of treatment.
As well, $2000.00 from the Panzenhagen Fund has been sent to Kennebunk
High School for a District Workshop on non-suicidal self
injury. The workshop will help the district develop protocols for
different team members for managing students who require care within
the academic environment. The workshop will be offered to administrators,
guidance counselors, school nurses, school social workers, Special
Education Staff as well as other staff members. An initiation is
also being extended to local EMS teams, Wells School District and
Massabesic High School.
Good Shepherd Food Bank
Habitat for Humanity,
York County, Maine