ASYLUM SEEKERS OUTREACH
Ascension participated in the S.I. UFTBorough Backpack Giveaway with our nonprofit partner, A Chance in Life in August. Thanks to Christopher Dowling, Dir. of Community Engagement, we were able to provide backpacks, pencils, notebooks graphing calculators & other back to school items to over 200 families. Thanks also to Debbie Duggan, Holly Bonner, Nancy Reiersen & Diane Gurgone for helping prep and give out these items.
Ascension also continues to serve Lakeside Manor at 2:30 PM on Sundays with a Eucharist service followed by refreshments served by volunteers. Our friends from Lakeside joined us for Friendsgiving on November 19th. Would you like to be a part of this? All volunteers are welcome.
Staten Island Episcopal Churches have created ways to help:
Checks & Donations:
Payable to IPC (Note: Asylum Seekers) Mail to: Christ Church, 76 Franklin Ave., SI, NY 10301
Current Needs: (Can be delivered to Central Family Life Center, 59 Wright St, labeled Asylum Seekers)
Plastic digital thermometers, toiletries: body wash, shampoo, toothbrushes, toothpaste, sanitary pads (not tampons), socks & underwear- all sizes and gently used coats. All clothing must be brand new, except for gently used coats.