The Social Concerns ministry at Annunciation incorporates several distinct activities and is coordinated by one full time staff person and a committed social concerns committee. Contact Tina Lindberg at email@example.com or 202-362-3323 x15 for more information. The areas in this ministry include but are not limited to the following:
Homelessness and Hunger
Outreach to the homeless through volunteer support and participation with the Catholic Charities, SOME, and Friendship Place.
Support for programs initiated by the Archdiocese of Washington such as periodic food drives and collections
Support for persons who come to the parish office seeking food cards, counseling and referral services
Participation on the Congregational Council at Friendship Place and actively engaging in support of housing for the homeless.
Thanksgiving food drive and monthly support of SOME with a main meal as well as on going donations of food and supplies.
Outreach to the Elderly
Active involvement with IONA senior services through our participation on the Congregational Council in support of IONA’s workshops and programs.
Collaboration with various senior support agencies such as: Seabury Resources, IONA, Capitol City Nursing and others
Assistance to our senior community, when needed, in procuring supportive services to maximize senior care and independence.
Education for life planning
Presentations and workshops specifically designed to provide helpful information to senior members
Traditional Holiday Giving Programs
Along with our Young Adults Ministry, Social Concerns assists in providing holiday gifts and food to others, particularly to our friends at Most Holy Redeemer Parish and to home-bound Annunciation parishioners.
Poor Box Donation Program
Each month of the year weekly donations to the Poor Box are dedicated to a project, or an agency needing financial support on a regular and on going basis.
Special Archdiocesan collections for Disaster relief throughout the world receive generous outpouring of financial support from the parishioners at Annunciation.