Outreach Update: September 2021

Sep 14, 2021 | Saint Luke's Updates, Service Opportunities

Agency Highlight: STAIR is making plans to safely resume in-person tutoring in October! Volunteers are needed Tuesday and/or Thursday afternoons 3:30 – 4:45 at Norwood School. STAIR trains volunteer tutors to partner with a 1st or 2nd-grade student for an entire school year, assess their literacy needs, and help them improve reading skills. For more than a decade STAIR/St. Luke’s volunteers have worked one-on-one with Norwood students to help them reach and exceed grade level reading scores. Having been out of the classroom for the last year and a half, students have suffered academically and they need help to regain lost ground. Keeping safety precautions in mind, St. Luke’s STAIR volunteers are asked to be fully vaccinated. Masks will be worn at all times while in the building. Student and tutor pairs will work at least three feet apart and students and tutors should work shoulder to shoulder facing forward. For more information about the program and to become a tutor please go to https://www.stairbirmingham.org/tutor.

Outreach Opportunities:

St. Andy’s Pantry is a ministry of St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, feeding about 300 people at each food distribution. Volunteers are needed to stock the pantry, check in guests, and hand out the
bags. To volunteer, click here.

Greater Birmingham Ministries. Food Distribution: Volunteers needed to help load food bags into cars as folks drive through. Each family receives 2 bags of groceries plus meat. They usually finish before 8:30a.m. The next date is September 17. Sign up here.

Meals on Wheels: We have immediate need for 2 volunteers for the second Wed of each month to deliver meals to Highland Manor. Please contact me for more information.

Anyone wanting to donate to Haiti relief or hurricane relief, please do so through Episcopal Relief and Development (www.episcopalrelief.org) or mail a check to: Episcopal Relief and Development P.O. Box 7058 Merrifield, VA 22116-7058

Kim Kimberlin Outreach Coordinator 205-529-9510 Kkimberlin67@gmail.com