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2016 Annual Report

Submitted by Gail A. Emmerson

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Our donations and accomplishments this past year, as usual, reflect our philosophy of helping people and families in need, most especially children, locally, statewide and throughout the world.

The Special Envelope Donations for 2016
Ash Wednesday Guiding Light Orphanage in Africa $675
Good Friday The Anglican Church in Jerusalem $120
Easter Sunday Susan B Anthony $1,165
Ascension Day Interval House $45
Trinity Sunday Winsted Family Shelter $85
All Saints Day Winsted Soup Kitchen $45
Thanksgiving FISH Homeless shelter $60
Christmas Episcopal Relief and Development $565

On Super Bowl Sunday we collected $200 in our “Souper Bowl Sunday” stockpot to send to Church Street Eats.

We continued our commitment to providing meals to ‘Lunch in the Park’ on a quarterly basis, as there is no meal available otherwise to the homeless in Hartford on Saturdays. With the help and contributions of many parishioners, we provided and distributed 70-100 bag meals to the homeless at Bushnell Park on January 23, April 30, July 23 and November 5th.

In the spring, the Outreach Committee made and delivered ‘goody bags’ for homebound parishioners to let them know they are missed.  In December homebound parishioners received a plant and some small necessary items as well as a prayer.

In November, Julia Wholey chaired the Quality Street Fair. A host of other parishioners participated in a multitude of ways to make this annual fund raising truly successful.  $7,200 was raised and divided between the Canton Food and Fuel Banks.  

In December a needy Canton family received multiple Christmas gifts due to the generosity of our members. Our annual warm accessories tree was filled with mittens, gloves, scarves, hats etc. by parishioners and delivered to the Gathering Place to be distributed to homeless individuals and families.

The Canton Food Bank, operating out of Trinity, continues to feed many of our Canton neighbors. We ask that you continue to remember to pick up non-perishable food items when you are shopping and drop them in the basket on your way in to church.

We gratefully thank the congregation for its wonderful support of the Outreach Committee.  Without your continued support we would not be able to help those people less fortunate than ourselves as Jesus calls us to do.  We welcome suggestions of any organization that you would like us to consider for the upcoming year. We continue to seek ‘new blood’ on the Committee especially newer members of Trinity, to provide us with new ideas, talent and energy. Please consider it!

Respectfully submitted,

Gail Emmerson, Chair

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