St. Mark's Outreach Ministry offers a broad range of opportunities for parishioners of all ages to live out their Christian faith in service to the community. Programs highlighted below serve local, regional and international needs. Financial support for these programs comes from a variety of resources, including the general budget, special appeals, fundraising events, and individual parishioners.




Mount Kisco Interfaith Food Pantry (MKIFP):  The Pantry provides critical support services to the neediest in our area - including weekly supplemental groceries, bi-lingual nutrition education, free medical screenings, and assistance accessing federal food aid benefits.  As the largest feeding program in northern Westchester, the Pantry served 37,960 people in 2016.  St. Mark's mission to the Pantry takes many forms.  Our parishioners provide hundreds of hours of service each year working at the distributions, delivering food to the homebound and serving on the Board in both executive and fundraising capacities.  In addition, for seven consecutive years, St. Mark's has sponsored the Pantry for critical funding from Episcopal Charities.  Ann Natale continues to be on the Pantry Board of Directors as a Member, Executive Committee, and Co-Chair, Grants.

For more information, visit www.mountkiscofoodpantry.org



ESP provides overnight shelter, dinner, and a packed lunch to the growing number of local homeless individuals from November through March.  St. Mark's is proud to be one of the 17 local houses of worship that participate each year.  In the 2018 winter season, we will participate and host from February 12th through February 18th; we anticipate 25+ guests each evening.  Our generous parishioners cook, serve, and pack meals, stay overnight, as well as donate time and money. This is a wonderful and worthy collaborative effort and St. Mark's is proud to participate.  Click here for more details on this year's ESP program at St. Mark's.  

For more information, visit www.emergencyshelterpartnership.org.



St. Mark's has been a strong supporter of the Community Center of Northern Westchester for many years. CCNW provides free food, free clothing, and a wide variety of services to needy people in Northern Westchester County. From unsold items from our Rummage Sale and from several Parish-Related Estates, we contributed several thousand pounds of clothing to the Free Clothing Store. We have hosted community meetings for CCNW. In the Fall, we hosted a CCNW OSHA Compliance class attended by more than sixty people trying to enhance their employability, and beginning on January 17, 2017, we will be hosting a Tuesday evening CCNW Carpentry Class for about forty people, who will not be working with tools, but rather will be learning how to read blueprints over the course of twelve sessions. A member of St. Mark's regularly attends CCNW partnership meetings. 

For more information, visit www.communitycenternw.org



St. Mark's continues to be an active partner in the community coalition which supports A-Home. A-Home provides long-term housing to homeless people at an affordable cost. In October, St. Mark's hosted a Harvest Evening of refreshments which helped to raise money for A-Homes programs. A member of the parish is the St. Mark's institutional representative to A-Home.

For more information, visit www.a-homehousing.org/



St. Mark's during the 2016 holiday season collects and donates holiday cards for the women to send to their families and friends.  We also continue to collect other types of cards during the year (birthday, anniversary, get well, etc.) which are distributed to the women by the Prison Chaplain with the assistance of our parishioner, Susan West.  In addition, we collect calendars for the upcoming year and include them in our holiday distribution.



MKCCS, a non-profit, non-sectarian child care facility, provides affordable early care and education programs to children three to eleven years of age in northern Westchester.  St. Mark's provides support to their need-based scholarship program.  Warden Fran Osborne serves as a member of the Board of Directors.



After a successful initiation last Christmas, we again set up a "Gift of Warmth Tree."  Parishioners generously trimmed the tree with hats, gloves, mittens, scarfs, sweaters, and fleece vests.  These items were then donated to the clothing program at the Northern Westchester Community Center for distribution to children or adults in need.


The Westchester Refugee Task Force organized in late 2015 and includes representatives from over 30 civic, interfaith, and advocacy groups in the County.  The focus is on assisting local communities as they welcome refugee families to the U.S. and help these newcomers become self-sustaining.  St. Mark's is a member of the task force, represented by parishioner Susan West.



St. Ann's Episcopal Church

St. Ann's, our partner parish in the South Bronx, continues to be a key focus of our outreach ministry. Faithfully each Sunday, a team of dedicated volunteer drivers delivers much needed food products donated by local businesses and parishioners to St. Ann's Church. We also hold an annual St. Ann's Picnic in June when St. Mark's hosts St. Ann's parishioners for a day of food and fun. This starts with an 11:00 a.m. Eucharist followed by a delicious barbeque meal and various activities for the adults and children. 

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