Outside Our Walls

Our Local Community

Saint Mark’s supports local organizations in Palo Alto that strive to serve the underserved. With volunteerism, financial and food donations, and fund-raising, we honor the work of:

The Opportunity Center:
Provides housing, medical and legal assistance, clothing to the underserved.
» http://www.communityworkinggroup.org/opportunitycenter.htmlDowntown Streets Team:
Transitional employment teaching participants successful work habits.
» http://streetsteam.com/The Food Closet:
Emergency food program providing groceries to low-income and unhoused people.
» http://64.143.90.22/umpa.htmlHotel de Zink:
Rotating shelter housing 12-17 people in churches throughout the year.
» http://64.143.90.22/umpa.htmlPeninsula Interfaith Action (PIA):
Community organizing to enact positive change in our local communities.
» http://www.piapico.org/

Bright Lights

children’s ministry to the elderly

The Bright Lights Program teaches children, ages 2-12, about helping others through monthly visits to a nursing home. These visits include a program of singing, sharing and giving of crafts they have prepared for the seniors, combined with preparation and teaching on helping others.

Visit http://www.glgc.com/brightlights/ for more information, or contact
Gail Grant (650) 380-6679, grant@glgc.com,  to sign up.

 

Global Outreach

St. Mark’s also recognizes that the needs of our community extend beyond our local reach.  Therefore, we support the work of:

Global Aids Interfaith Alliance (GAIA):
Combating AIDS by partnering faith communities with Malawi villages.
» http://www.thegaia.org/

One World Children’s Fund:
Funding resources to grassroots organizations serving disadvantaged children.
» http://www.oneworldchildrensfund.org/

Saint Andre’s Episcopal School in Haiti:
Providing education and meals to underserved children in Haiti.
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Episcopal Relief and Development:
The outreach and service arm of the Episcopal Church
» http://www.er-d.org/