Outreach

The parishioners of St. Ann’s are mindful of the many blessings in their lives, including the good fortune to worship in such a special place and to participate in our wonderful community. We demonstrate our gratitude in part by supporting people in need through various non-profits in the immediate community, as well as the Episcopal Diocese of Maine.

Non-perishable items

On Sundays and throughout the week you will find a wicker basket in the entrance area of the Stone Chapel. We invite donations of non-perishable items such as toiletries, diapers, soap, disposable razors, dental care products, paper products, laundry detergent, etc.  We deliver your donations regularly to Seeds of Hope, a ministry in nearby Biddeford.

Backpacks

Throughout the month of August, St. Ann’s participates in a program led by St. David’s Episcopal Church in Kennebunk that collects new backpacks filled with school supplies for children attending kindergarten through 12th grade. There are many children in need, and we would be grateful if you helped a child return to school with some of the tools necessary to be successful.

Inexpensive backpacks can be purchased at Rite Aid and Walmart. You can leave the backpacks and supplies in the entryway of the Stone Chapel or on the rectory porch. Thank you in advance!

Funding

Each year, members of St. Ann’s make personal donations to raise money to support organizations that help those with special needs. In addition, all donations by visitors to St. Ann’s that are left in the cash box in the entryway to the Stone Chapel are earmarked for Outreach, and the Vestry designates a modest portion of the annual operating budget to support the work of the Diocese of Maine.

In 2017, we raised over $15,000 though a benefit concert given by the renowned composer and performing artist, Tim Janis. We look forward to hosting another concert by Tim Janis on Sunday, July 29th, 2018 at 4 PM. Tickets will be available for purchase on our website; stay tuned for details!

In 2017, donations totaling over $40,000 were made to the following organizations:

Seeds of Hope
Bon Appetit Meal Program
Carlisle Charitable Foundation
Church Community Outreach Services
Community Harvest
Habitat for Humanity
Kennebunkport Public Health
A Place to Start
Preble Street Resource Center
St. Elizabeth’s Pantry
Wayside Soup Kitchen
St. Martin’s Episcopal Church Houston (for hurricane relief)
The Episcopal Diocese of Maine