Outreach Report

On behalf of the Outreach Committee, we want to extend our sincere thanks to the Chapel community. Your enthusiasm and continued kind generosity, makes a significant difference in supporting and bringing much JOY to those in need, on island and beyond, all year long!!!

We have received lovely thank you notes from all our beneficiaries, expressing their heartfelt gratitude for assistance with their programs, and the people they serve. This year we were able to expand our beneficiaries to include: The Community Foundation of Nantucket, Tulgey Wood, Boston Medflight, Habitat for Humanity, Nantucket Housing, Fairwinds, Gosnold, A Safe Place, Nantucket Food, Fuel & Housing Assistance, Nantucket Music Centre’s Elderly Program, Nantucket Boys & Girls Club, St. Paul’s ‘Laundry Love Program’, STAR (Sports & Therapeutic Recreation Accessibility) for children, The Sconset Emergency Fund.

Our 2019 summer program was particularly memorable. Dr. David Nathan from Boston Medflight, and Diane Bien from PASCON (Palliative Care and Supportive Care on Nantucket) kindly accepted our invitation to speak on Outreach Sunday in July & August. They provided us with valuable information about the exceptional services their organizations offer to those in need on island.

We had an excellent response to our first POP UP supporting A Safe Place in early July. Members of the Sconset community made a donation in the form of items (shampoo, diapers, sunscreen, body lotions etc.) and also had the opportunity to learn more about the organization from Linda Hoey and Kerry Bridges. A wonderful evening supporting women in need.

Thanks to the creative initiative of ‘The Needlepoint Group’ (Sheila Daume, Emma Ward, Jodi Wilson, Rilice Lefton, Caroline Ellis and Mary Jo Beck) and a generous anonymous matching donation, all proceeds of the rug sales were given to PASCON. Thank you to everyone who was involved in this exceptional act of ‘giving’.

On August 13th. we once again enjoyed a ‘Singalong and Picnic’ with our good friends from Tulgey Woods. In spite of thunder, lightening and a tremendous downpour, it failed to dampen the voices and spirits of all in attendance.

On behalf of the Outreach Committee,

‘THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING THE NEEDS OF SO MANY OF OUR ISLAND FRIENDS & NEIGHBOURS’

Warm Wishes for a Happy & Healthy New Year,

Deb Martin
Outreach Chair

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