Put Your Faith in Action with WPC

The menu below shows the variety and breadth of organizations who benefit from WPC members putting Faith into Action. We encourage all WPC members to consider sponsoring new mission activities. If you have an idea for a new Faith in Action project, please contact the Faith in Action committee.

The mission of the shelter is to provide safe, sanitary shelter care to homeless men, women, and families; to assist shelter residents in searching for housing, jobs, counseling and treatment; and to foster residents’ growth toward independence and responsibility.

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Rise Against Hunger, a town-wide, inter-faith, inter-generational event, takes place each year in WPC’s Parish Hall. Over 700 volunteers, including WPC members, gather to package dry meals for the hungry. These meals are then distributed to schoolchildren in areas of crisis. Click here to register http://signup.com/go/MgqXWce

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Liberation Programs’ mission is to empower people and their families to be free of the disease of addiction by providing targeted solutions that restore lives and strengthen our community.

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Family Re-Entry Youth Programs offer counseling, case management and mentoring support to youth impacted by parental incarceration, family violence and/or youth delinquency. Volunteer adults serve as mentors with a goal of enhancing the resiliency of children and youth through one-to-one caring relationships and supportive interactions.

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Each Christmas season, WPC provides a meaningful holiday opportunity through the “Gifts of Christmas.” Funds raised through this effort go to programs that fight hunger, provide shelter, support hope and recovery , or emphasize community. Below are the organizations that were featured in 2015.

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Founded in part by former WPC Reverend David Graybill, the Wilton Interfaith Action Committee (“WIACT”) was established to bring together people from all walks of faith to serve the greater community. WPC has supported WIACT in numerous endeavors, with members participating in various activities as well as financial donations. Recent endeavors include Rise Against Hunger, refugee resettlement, and helping CF patients receive vital medical care.

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Wilton Social Services provides assistance to residents of the Town of Wilton who are in need for any reason. WPC has supported Wilton Social Services with food and care baskets for the homebound and the elderly.

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The CT Challenge (CTC) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping the 14.5 million cancer survivors in Connecticut and throughout the U.S. rebuild, improve and prolong their lives through exercise, nutrition, mind-body health and community-building support programs. The CTC opened the Center for Survivorship in 2012 as an incubator for best practices in cancer survivorship care.

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Bridges to Community Bridges is an international not-for-profit organization that helps impoverished communities. WPC volunteers have traveled to Nicaragua through Bridges to Community and worked with a local community to build familial shelter. The organization’s mission is to build a more just and sustainable world through service learning and community development.
The Midnight Run is a mission of hospitality for the homeless in New York City. Periodically, WPC members will gather food, clothing and hygiene and distribute these items to the homeless. The distribution takes place between 10 PM and 1 AM at pre-arranged locations coordinated by the Midnight Run organization. On occasional “breakfast runs” WPC will serve breakfast to the homeless in a buffet on the street and commune with the homeless at a single location as the sun rises.

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Home Front is a community-based, volunteer-driven home repair program that provides FREE repairs to low-income homeowners, thus enabling them to remain in their homes with an improved quality of life. Currently serving Fairfield, Hartford and New Haven Counties in Connecticut; and Westchester County, New York.