The parishioners of St. Ann’s are mindful of the many blessings in our 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.
Each year, members of St. Ann’s make personal donations to raise money to support organizations that help those with special needs, and the Vestry designates a modest portion of the annual operating budget to support the work of the Diocese of Maine.
In the first week of May 2020 St. Ann’s Groundskeeper and Community Outreach Services of the Kennebunks volunteer, Reggie Sargent (left), handed COS Executive Director, Mark Jago, a check from St. Ann’s Church. The Outreach Committee of St. Ann’s contributes annually to COS, and made this special gift to the organization’s Hunger Emergency Relief Effort. To learn more about the work of COS click here.
St. Ann’s distributed a total of $34,000 to 8 non-profits in York County, as well as St. Luke’s Cathedral in Portland, ME. Click on the non-profits’ names to learn more about what they offer.
Bon Appetit Meal Program received $2,000 to provide healthy meals in a safe environment for those in need. An estimated 80 people are served every day.
Caring Unlimited received $3,000 to support its comprehensive services for individuals and families affected by domestic abuse.
Community Outreach Services, Inc. received $8,000 for fuel assistance, food assistance programs, and specific needs it identifies.
Habitat for Humanity received $2,000 to help low income families weatherize their windows.
Kennebunkport Public Health Services received $2,000 to support its social services projects for senior citizens and new babies.
A Place to Start received $1,000 to support its distribution of library reference materials to help navigate and understand dementia.
Seeds of Hope received $10,000 to staff its day-to-day operations with AmeriCorps Service members.
Southern Maine Agency on Aging received $3,000 to support its services for older and disabled adults.
St. Elizabeth’s Jubilee Center at St. Luke’s Cathedral in Portland received $3,000 to purchase daily essentials for families served by the center.
On August 3, 2019 we held a tribute concert for President George H.W. and Mrs. Barbara Bush. The multi-platinum artist, Michael W. Smith, honored the sold out auditorium at Kennebunk High School with his time and talent.
The benefit concert netted $24,000 for St. Ann’s Outreach Ministry, and we are grateful to everyone who made the event such a success!
Benefit Concert Committee Members:
Co-Chairs: Debbie Stapleton and Martha Griffin. Committee members: James Bruner, Bill DeSaulnier, Robin Ellis, Delta Fuller, Elin Harris, Doro Koch, Pete Murphy, Davis Robinson, Suzanne Robinson, Bill Scarborough, Dianne Trachimowicz, and Roger Wood.
Christian & Kathryn Amundsen, Alex & John Anderson, Andy Barowsky, Antiques on Nine, Jan Beaven, Annie & Louie Bigliani, James & Gretchen Bruner, George W. & Laura Bush, Christina Campbell, Peter & Kiki Cheney, The Clam Shack, Coburn Fine Homes, Cole Harrison Insurance, Cottage Breeze Day Spa, Judy & Chris Dalambakis, Cynthia Daley, DeFeudis Family Foundation, Bill DeSaulnier, Dock Square Emporium, Hap & Robin Ellis, John & Betsy Field, FL Putnam, Patrick Fleming, Marilyn Forest, Delta & Peter Fuller, Green Tangerine, Helen & Bonnie at HB Provisions, Tim Harrington, John & Elin Harris, Betsy Heminway, Bonnie & Harold Himmelman, Canon Kay Carol Hotaling, Hurlbutt Designs, JG Totes, Bob & Dottie King, Kitchen Chicks Catering, Doro & Bobby Koch, Mabel’s Lobster Claw, Messiah Christian Church, John & Katie Maiuccoro, Bill & Marcia Matthews, Pat & Pete Murphy, The Nonantum Resort, Northland Construction Co., Sam & Missy Palmisano, Peers Family, Suzanne & Davis Robinson, Saxony Imports, Lyn & Chuck Schwager, Spang Builders, Inc., Craig & Debbie Stapelton, Dianne & Richard Trachimowicz, Seana & Roger Wood
Throughout the month of August, St. Ann’s participates with St. David’s Episcopal Church in Kennebunk to collect new backpacks filled with school supplies for children who attend kindergarten through 12th grade. The children in need are supported by Caring Unlimited in Sanford as part of its work to end domestic violence and assist its victims.
We are grateful to everyone who made 2019’s collection a success. Over 200 backpacks were donated! (We started with 131 backpacks in 2017 and 198 in 2018.) Thank you!