Loaves & Fishes Rhode Island
St. David’s participates in Loaves & Fishes RI, a ministry that uses a catering truck and a large group of volunteers to bring food, clothing, personal hygiene products, warm greetings and a friendly face to individuals and families living on the streets or on the margins of our communities.
Our parish LFRI group accepts cash donations in the vase located in the narthex, and can arrange acceptance of other contributions at the church.
Church Beyond the Walls
Church Beyond the Walls meets at the Cathedral of St. John, located at 271 North Main Street, Providence, at 11 a.m. to prepare food for Coffee Hour following the 2 p.m. service at Burnside Park.
Groups like ours are vital to the continued success of Church Beyond the Walls, which meets every Saturday, regardless of weather. The CBW congregation depends on groups like ours to help get them through these tough times, feeding them body and soul.
Parking at St. John’s is located on the right, just beyond the light in the small lot. If you are planning to bring your car to Burnside Park, it is recommended that you bring a bag of quarters to feed the meter. Most times we just walk to the park. After the service we support a Coffee Hour and then head back to St. John’s to clean up and put away to prepare for the next week.For more information, contact Rev. Andrea Castner Wyatt at (508) 259-7501 or Deacon Ed Dean at (401) 440-8275.
Hope and Change for Haiti (HCH)
Hope and Change for Haiti [HCH] is celebrating its two year anniversary on Nov. 23, 2018.
Thanks to the generosity of St. David's parishioners, HCH has provided:
A 4-room anti-earthquake and hurricane-resistant home for a Haitian family.
A 15,000-gal. cistern to help to catch rainwater and provide water to at least four families during the dry season from November to April.
Tuition-free education for five children in Haiti.
Visits by three local leaders to the University of Rhode Island (URI) during the summer 2017 to receive training on Leadership Development and Conflicts Reconciliation.
Hope and Change for Haiti Progressing
Thanks to your generous support and thanks to all who attended our First Annual "Engage for Change" Gala fundraiser, we were able to raise enough money to build a three bedrooms house for another family among 70 who lost their home during hurricane Matthew that destroyed the southern region of Haiti on October 4-6, 2016.
Fred Jean-Baptiste is the recipient of the 2nd house built by Hope and Change for Haiti in this program. With this three bedrooms house, he gets his dignity and pride back after living in a shoddy and unsafe place for the last two years. To solve another problem for this family we want to build a cistern of 15000 gallon capacity alongside of the new house. To do so, we are seeking to raise $1500. We kindly ask for your support to help us to reach our goal. Please click HERE to contribute for the construction of the cistern. Thank you for your continued support to Hope and Change for Haiti
Hope and Change for Haiti Resources
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