"Then the righteous will answer him, 'Lord, when was it that we saw you hungry and gave you food, or thirsty and gave you something to drink? And when was it that we saw you a stranger and welcomed you, or naked and gave you clothing?...' And the king will answer them, 'Truly I tell you, just as you did it to one of the least of these who are members of my family, you did it to me.'" - Matthew 25:37-40
Haven of Grace is a registered 501(c)(3) organization in Woonsocket, RI. The mission of Haven of Grace is "Empowering women to overcome poverty of body, mind, and spirit." The women served by the Haven are working to overcome the effects of domestic violence, addictions, mental health issues, and poverty. The Calvin Deacons have a long history of helping to support Haven of Grace.
Normally, the Deacons sponsor a collection of needed items for the Haven in May, however due to present circumstance we are not able to collect items at the church. The Deacons are asking any who would like to help support the ministry of Haven of Grace, you can do so by sending a check to the church office, noting that it is a donation for Haven of Grace. The money collected will go directly to Haven of Grace for the purchase of supplies.
Help the Homeless RI is a registered 501(c)(3) community organization collecting and distributing items to help the homeless, and provides weekly meals in under-served areas. Calvin Church's Mission Committee recently approved helping to financially support their Woonsocket Community Meal program.
The Mission Committee is organizing food preparation for the preparation of lunches for Woonsocket Community Meal. Our next date is to provide lunches for September 13 (we will prepare them ahead of time). If you are interested in helping to prepare lunches, or just learning more about it, please click here.
If you would like to support Help the Homeless RI in other ways, you can do so financially through their website, or here to donate particular needed supplies.