Outreach

MISSION STATEMENT

The First Church of Round Hill, through the Outreach Program, will help meet the financial, physical and spiritual needs of our parishioners and neighbors, locally and globally.

We will take an active role in these major areas:

  • Hunger
  • Shelter
  • Medical Care
  • Education

Our overall emphasis is on ensuring that basic and immediate needs are met. The Outreach Committee achieves these goals by giving financial support to a wide variety of organizations throughout the world. In addition, the committee provides many opportunities for our congregation to help those in need in a more hands-on, concrete fashion. The following highlights many of the organizations we assist and the programs we sponsor.


INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS

Upendo Aids Centre
This program, based in Tanzania, Africa, helps serve the needs of families affected by the AIDS virus. Run by Mama Wandoa, this organization provides support to care for orphans, such as supplementary nutrition, school uniforms and supplies. In addition, UPENDO provides educational counseling to care givers and HIV parents. They also provide home and hospital visits to patients as well as spiritual counseling.

Sleeping Children Around the World (SCAW)
This program provides bed kits (sleeping mats, slippers, pajamas) to children in third world nations, using locally made products.

World Service
This program is administered by the Methodist Church to provide assistance for natural disasters. The United Methodist Church covers all administrative costs so that all donated funds go directly to disaster relief.


LOCAL PROGRAMS

Aids Alliance of Greenwich
This organization funds research and educational programs to stop the spread of AIDS.

Neighbor to Neighbor
We provide funds to food banks and participate in clothing drives and food collections.


FAIRFIELD COUNTY

Family Reentry
This program helps former prisoners to adjust to life outside of prison in their communities.

Greenwich YWCA
This program helps victims of domestic abuse with counseling, housing, legal assistance

Habitat for Humanity
FCRH provides financial support to this group which helps to build affordable housing in the Danbury area. In addition to monetary donations, members of our congregation participate in work days several times per year.

Pacific House
Members of our congregation prepare and serve dinner to the homeless men at Pacific House, in Stamford on the 3rd Sunday of every month.


SPECIAL PROGRAMS

Toy Drive
We collect toys for children during the holidays and donate them to the Greenwich Department of Social Services. Qualifying families are invited to come and select gifts for their children