Hard work | Connections | Fun
July 19 - 23, 2021
This week is designed as multiple opportunities for engagement in our local community. We will begin our days in the afternoon by volunteering at a local non-profit; then move to volunteer at Vacation Bible School; then finish out Monday, Wednesday, and Friday evenings with fun activities.
Here are a few of the organizations we will be working with this week:
A Farm Less Ordinary - provides employment and a welcoming community to people with developmental and intellectual disabilities.
Friends of Homeless Animals - a no-kill animal shelter providing dog adoptions and cat adoptions in VA, DC, and MD.
LINK - an all-volunteer, not-for-profit emergency food bank for the Herndon, Ashburn, and Sterling communities.
Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy - helps to restore and protect natural resources and wildlife here in Loudoun County, VA.
Mobile Hope - a local organization that provides support and emergency shelter to youth up to age 24 who are at-risk, or homeless.
1-- 4:45 PM Local Mission Work
5--8 PM Vacation Bible School
8--9 PM (MWF) Ice Cream Party, Movie Night, Water Fight
We ask that youth arrive and depart via their own transportation, no matter when they join us each day. We will be carpooling from our local mission sites to St. Matt’s for VBS. If anyone besides the parent/guardian of youth will be picking them up, we will need prior confirmation.
Parents, please reach out if you are able to drive between local mission sites and St. Matt’s.
We ask that youth participating in local mission work arrive having eaten a substantial lunch. We will have snack options (healthy and no-so-healthy) and water throughout the day. Dinner will be provided to VBS volunteers at 5:30 each evening. Youth participating only as VBS volunteers may eat before arriving and anyone is welcome to bring their own meal. Please let us know about any food allergies.
What to Bring
Any necessary medicine/food items
Change of clothes (Wednesday)
While there is no cost associated with this experience, we ask you to prayerfully consider making a donation to offset the expenses of food and supplies. The suggested donation amount is $20. You may donate here, or drop off a check/cash on the first day. Check should be made out to St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, memo “Youth Mission.”
Rev. Mary Margaret will be mailing letters detailing service hours and projects to each youth for use at school, scouts, etc. If you require more than a form letter, please reach out.
Primary Contact: Rev. Mary Margaret, email@example.com