Outreach Ministries

Commissioner:

The Outreach Commission seeks to do God’s work in the wider Tucson community and in the world.

Ministries:

After School Music Program

St. Philip’s After School Music Program is offered to students from two neighborhood Amphi District elementary schools, Holoway and Rio Vista that are near the Church and serve economically disadvantaged students and their families – E-mail Barby

Border & Immigration Ministry

Group who meet to learn, educate, and join the larger community in advocating for humane and just resolution of the immigration crisis – E-mail Suzanne

Casa Maria Sandwich Ministry

Volunteers who gather once a month to make lunches for Casa Maria, which feeds homeless and low-income Tucsonans – E-mail David

Christmas Project

Fundraising program that gives support to several low-income schools

Financial Programs

Volunteers who take a leadership role in programs to benefit low-income people, such as opposing payday lending

Five Points/Primavera

St. Philip’s partners with Primavera Foundation to provide pathways out of poverty through safe, affordable housing, workforce development and neighborhood revitalization. Team from St. Philip’s who prepare meals and serve them to a residential center for recovering addicts and men and women in transition – E-mail Cecilia

Food Pantry

Food closet staffed and provisioned by volunteer help from parishioners, providing food to those in need who stop by the office – E-mail Nancy

Global Ministries

Outreach coordinates parish-wide collections for Episcopal Relief and Development and United Thank Offering, organizations that provide emergency and non-emergency aid

Habit for Humanity

Opportunities to help Habitat for Humanity Tucson build affordable houses for low-income working families include volunteering on the build site or donating to support the builds – E-mail Dani

Interfaith Community Services

St. Philip’s is a member faith community of Interfaith Community Services (ICS), which provides services to disadvantaged people, disabled individuals, and seniors – E-mail Nancy

Just Coffee

Volunteers sell “Just Coffee,” fair-trade coffee that provides viable economic incentives for growers to remain on family lands, reducing the need to migrate to the US to find work – E-mail Peg

Laundry Love

Laundry Love is offered the second Wednesday of every month at Northgate Laundry to provide quarters, laundry soap, and dryer sheets to help wash the clothes and bedding of individuals and/or families living in poverty – E-mail Patty

Manna Bags

Plastic bags containing snacks and water to be given to those in need on the street, sold in the Little Shop – E-mail Nancy

Pima County Interfaith Council

St. Philip’s was a founding member of Pima County Interfaith Council (PCIC), a non-profit broad-based interfaith advocacy organization broad-based, committed to take action on issues that impact our families and community at the  local and regional levels.- E-mail the Rev. Leah Sandwell-Weiss

School Tax Credits

Volunteers advocate for parishioners to make donations to low-income public and private schools and receive state income tax credit

Tucson Interfaith HIV/AIDS Network (TIHAN)

St. Philip’s is a member faith community of Tucson Interfaith HIV/AIDS Network (TIHAN). St. Philippians provide annual financial support, volunteers, board members, and sponsor a yearly event that provides a hot nutritious meal and social opportunities for persons living with HIV – E-mail the Rev. Ralph Taylor

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)

St. Philip’s partners with United Way to provide Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA). Volunteers assist this federal program, which provides low- to moderate-income workers with free tax preparation – E-mail Peg