St. Clarians share their time and talents in a wide range of programs to help those in need. Our congregation participates in hands-on work at the Community Kitchen to feed the hungry, the Interfaith Hospitality Network to provide shelter for homeless families, the Back Door Food Pantry at St. Clare’s, Habitat for Humanity to build low-cost housing, and the “Adopt-A-Highway” program to pick up trash along the section of I-94 passing through Ann Arbor.
St. Clare’s participates in the Haiti Outreach Mission to provide food and support an orphanage and medical clinic in Mirebalais, Haiti. In addition, St. Clare’s raises money to support a wide variety of local relief and social service agencies such as Safe House, SOS Crisis Center, and Ypsilanti Meals on Wheels in addition to regional and national relief agencies such as the Episcopal Relief and Development Agency and the Heifer Project.
Outreach at St. Clare’s includes welcoming-in as well as reaching-out. Our buildings serve our community by providing meeting space for more than twenty non-profit organizations each week. Our participation with Temple Beth Emeth in the Genesis organization – and all the acts of sharing and cooperation that Genesis entails – is also a key part of our outreach mission.