Arlington Charities

At St. Andrew’s we believe in putting our faith to work by helping others in our Arlington family. We partner with various charities throughout the area, including AFAC, A-SPAN, and APAH. There’s always a way for all ages to be involved – please send a note to our Parish Administrator for more information on the programs below.

Arlington Charities - AFAC

Arlington Food Assistance Center (AFAC)

Arlington Food Assistance Center (AFAC) is a primary outreach partner for St. Andrew’s. Working in our Garden, hosting the annual Empty Bowls fundraiser, or donating non-perishable food are some of the ways we support this important community organization and help feed Arlington’s hungry. Dave Smith and Jen Gowetski are our AFAC leads.

A-SPAN’s Bagged Meals for the Homeless

In support of Arlington Street Peoples Assistance Network (A-SPAN), we gather in the church kitchen to prepare bagged meals for those without homes. A few volunteers then hand out the meals at a local spot, providing an opportunity to meet those in need and see first-hand the impact this important outreach has. All ages are welcome – there’s plenty of opportunity for everyone. Marcela Scott is our A-SPAN lead.

Arlington Charities / E-Newsletter Salvation Army Angel Tree
Arlington Charities - APAH

The Salvation Army’s Angel Tree

For the Christmas season, St. Andrew’s participates in the Salvation Army’s Angel Tree program. Individuals and families become Santa for a local child, shopping for new clothing, gifts and/or toys from the wish lists of Arlington’s most needy families. Jen Gowetski is our Angel Tree lead.

APAH’s Backpacks

In late summer we collect backpacks and back-to-school supplies for those living in the Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing (APAH) residences. Jen Gowetski is our APAH lead.