The Ecumenical Outreach Partnership announces a new monthly ministry in collaboration with Parity, a faith-based, LGBTQ advocacy organization (and Fifth Avenue mission partner). The program involves packaging supply kits of soap, healthy snacks, socks and other essentials, and distributing them to queer youth living on the streets.
The first outreach dates are Wednesday, Nov. 6, and Wednesday, Dec. 18, from 5 until 8 pm. Volunteers meet at the church for training and pizza before heading out to the Piers, Christopher Street and other neighborhoods where the youth often gather.
Donations for the supply kits are also welcome! We need:
High-quality hand lotion
Pouches of dried fruit and nuts
New socks (unisex)
A small, new journal or notebook and a Sharpie
Travel-size body wash, deodorant, toothpaste, toothbrush, lip balm
Hand wipes and hand warmers
Handwritten notes with a supportive message
Reusable drawstring bags
To join an outreach team, contact the Rev. Marian Edmonds-Allen, executive director, Parity ([email protected]). To offer donations, contact Seamus Campbell, director of Outreach Ministries ([email protected]).