Hosting CARITAS Families from June 23rd – 30th

We will be hosting a group of homeless families from CARITAS during June 23rd – 30th, as we help the CARITAS program reach their mission of helping our most vulnerable neighbors break the cycles of addition and homelessness to reclaim their dignity.

As always, it is a tremendous group effort in that we will provide meals, laundry opportunities, personal hygiene items, and supervision of overnight needs as well as evening programs to make our guests feel welcome.

To volunteer, click here to sign up to help.

Our church considers this one of our highest callings as Jesus reminds us in Matthew 25: 35 “ For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in…”  Second Presbyterian Church is partnering with us again to ensure we fulfill the needs of this essential program.

 

Our Work with the CARITAS Program

United by compassion, participants in the Richmond regional CARITAS program are helping our most vulnerable neighbors break the cycles of homelessness to reclaim their dignity.   As part of CARITAS, local churches take turns in providing a week of shelter for individuals and families dealing with the crisis of homelessness.  New Hanover Presbyterian Church has been honored to participate in this effort, offering one or two weeks a year to host 40 homeless individuals for overnight lodging, evening programs, breakfast and packed lunches.  Coordinated by NHPC’s Missions and Service Team and supported by scores of volunteers, the week-long program is a tremendous group effort, with the Church providing approximately 560 meals and 280 packed lunches as well as providing laundry opportunities, personal hygiene items, supervision of overnight needs as well as evening programs to make our guests feel welcome. New Hanover Presbyterian considers this one of its highest callings as Jesus reminds us in Matthew 25: 35 “For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in…”

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