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:
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://188.8.131.52/umpa.htmlHotel de Zink:
Rotating shelter housing 12-17 people in churches throughout the year.
» http://184.108.40.206/umpa.htmlPeninsula Interfaith Action (PIA):
Community organizing to enact positive change in our local communities.
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.
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.
One World Children’s Fund:
Funding resources to grassroots organizations serving disadvantaged children.
Saint Andre’s Episcopal School in Haiti:
Providing education and meals to underserved children in Haiti.
Episcopal Relief and Development:
The outreach and service arm of the Episcopal Church