Classroom Assistance and Mentoring
St. Paul’s is in partnership with the Norwalk International Academy at Brien McMahon and Norwalk High Schools that serves the needs of incoming refugee students. Fleeing the consequences of life in drug cartel, war-torn countries like Guatemala and Honduras, the teens we encounter have risked their lives to reach safety. Many have witnessed or been the victims of incredible violence. St. Paul’s members serve as tutors and companions as students learn English and develop math skills. Volunteers need not speak Spanish; nor do they need to have a formal teaching background. To learn more about this opportunity, or to sign up to help, click here.
Person-to-Person food collection
Person-to-Person provides assistance basic needs to the greater Norwalk community, a mission of even greater urgency in the midst of pandemic. Whereas offerings of nonperishable food were once collected each week at church services, they are now accepted online, and there are volunteering options available as well. Use the link above to learn more.
Race and Social Justice Issues
The Race and Social Justice Coalition works to bring awareness of injustices in our society. For more information, or to see a list of upcoming meetings, please visit this page.
Laundry Love is a collaboration of several regional churches and organizations providing free laundry services for those in need. Although social distancing guidelines are currently preventing regular sessions, services and support are still being offered to Laundry Love partners. Plans are underway to resume as soon as it is safe to gather, as well as offering extra “make-up sessions” to compensate for missed sessions.
Norwalk Mutual Aid works to break down barriers and lift up community members by bringing friends, neighbors, and allies together. Use the link above to offer help, request help, and learn more about local community support.
For more information about outreach at St. Paul’s, please email the main office: firstname.lastname@example.org.