The following are organizations and projects which St. Paul’s members participate in and support…
St. Paul supports Fair Trade, helping farmers and craftspeople in developing nations to receive fair prices for their goods. In addition to having held our first “Fair Trade Fair” in 2009, providing a marketplace for such goods, we regularly help sell Equal Exchange coffees, teas, and hot chocolate.
Global Health Ministries collects and distributes health kits, including midwife kits, produced by congregations such as St. Paul.
Harvard Square Homeless Shelter, housed at nearby University Lutheran Church in Cambridge, is a place our members volunteer to serve meals and cover work shifts especially during Harvard’s vacations when student workers are unavailable.
The Housing Corporation of Arlington provides low- and medium-income families with safe, affordable housing. St. Paul supports this organization both financially and through projects such as this year’s spring cleanup work day.
Mapendo International protects and cares for at-risk and forgotten refugees in Africa.
The Mount of Olives Housing Project provides homes for Palestinian Christians in Jerusalem.
New England Seafarers Mission provides chaplains and other services to crews of ocean-going ships while they dock in Boston. St. Paul youth and adults volunteer their time to help provide phone banks, money wiring and other services important to the many seafarers who arrive in Boston.
Pennies for Peace teaches children about philanthropy and raises money to build schools and help children in central Asia.
Village Help for South Sudan: St. Paul has supported this organization in building and starting a school and health clinic in the Sudanese village of Wunlang. This year we are also assembling and sending midwife kits for use in the new clinic.