OUTREACH


Justice * Compassion * Action

St. Margaret's is a community of faith actively involved in seeking, serving and sharing Christ's love in the world, with dignity for all.


 

FIGHTING HUNGER

Souper Bowl Sunday and St. Ignatius Human Services

There’s more to the Super Bowl than football! As players get ready for the big day, St. Margaret’s collects cans of soup, non-perishables, and financial donations as part of The Souper Bowl of Caring, an organization that works to fight hunger and poverty. www.souperbowl.org. In addition to designating this annual food collection to St. Ignatius Human Services' food pantry in Hicksville, we collect food on a weekly basis for their clients. https://www.stignatiushicksville.org/human-services.html

St. Margaret’s is a community of faith actively involved in seeking, serving, and sharing Christ’s love in all persons, with dignity for all.

Learning More About Hunger

hunger banquet 2017

Hunger Banquet

In March, 2017, our Confirmation Class hosted a Hunger Banquet, which raised awareness of ongoing hunger issues all over the world. 100 lbs. of non-perishable food were given to a local food bank, and we pooled more than $1,000 for The Heifer Project, which promotes sustainable farming as a means to fight food insecurity. Our gift was enough to provide two cows and one goat for those in need overseas.

Garden of Eatin’

Our Grow-to-Give garden sprouted in the spring of 2013, with the hope that we could help feed our neighbors in need with healthy, organic vegetables. Parishioners of all ages helped tend the garden, and the produce was given to the St. Ignatius Food Ministry in Hicksville and the Food Not Bombs distribution site in Huntington Station. Our little garden had a big impact in surrounding areas! We are still committed to the health of our community, and are discerning new ways of serving.

 

ENRICHING LIVES

HAITI - After-School Project Develops Into Cazale Community & Cultural Center

St. Andres, Casale, Haiti

St. Margaret's is committed to outreach near and far. Early in 2017, a parishioner felt called to start an after-school program for children of St. Andre's Episcopal Church in Cazale, Haiti. Soledad and her family donated part of their home for the after-school center, and St. Margaret's Church collected supplies for kids ages 6-14. Additional donations from the parish were used to help install solar power and indoor plumbing. The Cazale Community Center opened in September, 2017, and is flourishing beautifully. Soledad's vision grew to include a summer camp, additional buildings, and a wide range of enrichment and mentoring programs. Children and youth continue to benefit from new opportunities to learn and grow. It has been a blessing all around.

  

HELPING CHILDREN IN MALAWI AND ZAMBIA

In 2017, we welcomed Nanyemba, a graduate student from Zambia, to St. Margaret's. She had a dream of starting a library back home, and St. Margaret's jumped in with a book drive. Now, Nanyemba and her husband Gomez are back in Africa, working hands-on with children and youth in school settings where they can receive sponsored education and support. St. Margaret's is sponsoring the needs of six children - making a positive difference in their lives, in their communities, and in the world. 

Zambia Books   Zambia school headmaster 2022