Outreach Ministries

God has blessed us to be a blessing. Holy Innocents Episcopal Church is committed to sharing the overwhelming abundance God has showered on us with people who are in need in our community and beyond.

Through our partners, we provide support to our neighbors in need in the local community, greater Atlanta, as well as internationally. We give generously to organizations that provide necessities such as food, clothing, and other assistance to our neighbors. We continually seek and welcome new opportunities to serve.

Ways to get involved:

  • Ongoing opportunities volunteering with our partner organizations
  • Quarterly preparation of meals for the unsheltered, mentally ill, and the shut-in

Our Community Partners

Childspring International

Provides life-changing surgeries in the U.S. for children from developing countries, and as a result, transforms communities.

Opportunities to serve:

  • Act as host family for recovering child (four to six week commitment or weekend help)
  • Support administrative office in Atlanta in accounting, marketing, procedure scheduling, note writing, preparation of mailings, or special event planning
  • Medical professionals needed to provide treatment to children

Lever Stewart  |  | 404-386-0126

The Church of the Common Ground

An Episcopal church community on the streets of Atlanta which celebrates weekly outdoor Eucharist in Woodruff Park on Sunday afternoons at 1:00 PM.

Opportunities to serve (several times each year): 

  • Shop for lunch supplies at Costco 
  • Prepare sandwiches and assemble sack lunches (after adult formation)
  • Deliver lunches to worshiping community and stay for service 

Peggy McCurry |  | 404-626-3795

The Community Assistance Center (CAC)

Provides assistance for neighbors in need by providing financial support, basic needs (food, clothing), and promoting self-reliance to facilitate transition to a more stable situation.

Opportunities to get involved:

Charles Crosby |    | 404-502-8954

Emmaus House

Grounded in the Episcopal tradition, Emmaus House provides education, opportunity, assistance, and advocacy in partnership with our neighbors in Peoplestown.

Opportunities to serve include: 

  • Provide items or volunteer at the Food Pantry
  • Tutor with Youth on the Move Afterschool Program (M-F, 5:00-7:00 PM)
  • Art assistants and lead teachers needed for BaMO Arts Club (Wednesdays, 3:00-4:00 PM)
  • Host community supper for approximately 50 neighbors (first Monday of month, 6:00 PM)
  • Gardening and landscaping: individuals and groups needed. Projects tailored to ability and interest.  

Rosalyn Devine | | 678-358-4559
Lilia Romero |   | 404-422-0523

Forging Futures

A 501c3 hatched by HIEC parishioners and which is dedicated to feeding, educating, and empowering Episcopal children in Leogane, Haiti. 

Opportunities to get involved:

  • Spring wine tasting, date TBD.
  • Voyage to Haiti: 3 opportunities this year to travel to Leogane and meet our Episcopal brothers and sisters in Haiti.  Dates TBA in HI Lights

Pat Chesser | | 404-229-6296

Haiti: Market Place Gonaives

HIEC and HIES are working together to help support a business development program and a school art program in Gonaives. Much Ministries, a local nonprofit, has built a multi-use warehouse with a Haitian grocer as an anchor tenant, with other retail / educational space to be used to promote employment and business in Gonaives, including a professional employee training program, and Second Story Goods (clothing and accessories). Parishioners can travel to Haiti to visit this program, help in the school or with employee training, and otherwise assist with business development or education.

Lever Stewart |  | 404-386-0126 

Hammer and Nails

Hammer and Nails

Assists homeowners with minor home repair projects (inside painting, fence repair, etc) and lawn cleanup (raking, mowing, weeding, shrubbery trimming).  Opportunities for teens and adults to volunteer for Saturday morning work trips will be announced in Hi Lights.

John Harris | | 678-761-6765

Horizons at Holy Innocents Episcopal Church 

Offers disadvantaged students in Sandy Springs an exciting learning environment outside of the traditional school year.

Opportunities to serve: 

  • Provide and serve breakfast item(s) for Super Saturday (five per school year) 
  • Holiday party  / adopt a family gift program
  • Work or visit Gift Wrap pop-up shop / business partnership option for corporate gift wrapping services 
  • Provide financial support for program expenses / student sponsorship
  • Volunteers for summer program (10th grade and older) / mystery readers

Terrell Johnson | | 404-579-7792

LaAmistad

Their vision is that Latino students and families in the Atlanta area achieve life-long self-sufficiency; the mission is to prepare these students and families for success through academic and life enrichment programs. The two primary programs are:

  • LaAmistad After School – Main focus is to increase student academic success (elementary & middle school levels)
  • LaAmistad English for Successful Living – A 3-year ESL program for adults. Teachers, assistants, and conversation partners needed. (Thursdays, 7:00-9:30 PM and Saturdays, 9:00 AM-12:00 PM) 
  • Conversational Spanish offered on Thursdays 7:00-8:30 PM. 

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Howard Clark |  |678-488-1748

Solidarity Sandy Springs

Began as a plan to feed 10 families at the onset of the Covid 19 pandemic and turned into a community movement providing food, hope and love to neighbors in our own backyard. It has served over 55,000 shoppers since March 2020. 

  • A market style shopping experience, providing fresh produce, meat, dairy, staples, breads, and treats. Open Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays from 9:00 AM-12:00 PM 
  • Community activities support 
    • Secret Santa for 1,777 kids
    • Kid’s Shopping Market for Mother’s Day and Christmas
    • Halloween Festival for 2 elementary schools 
    • Thanksgiving Bags and Easter Egg Hunt
    • Flu and eye clinics 

Volunteer

Jan Paul | | 404-557-8513