Outreach Program

Participation on the Outreach Committee is open to all. Outreach is both a rewarding and important part of our lives, and the benefits to the community are significant. Contact the Church Office for more information at 201-444-2299 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Food collection continues weekly.  

The Outreach Committee
Denise Volkommer, Outreach Committee Chair

The St. Elizabeth’s Outreach Committee
supports a diverse array of charitable organizations, many of which are local but some have national and international scope. Irrespective of the people or region benefitted, the organizations exist to help and improve peoples’ lives and the Outreach Committee is committed to provide ongoing support.

Can You Help?

Our blessings as a parish are abundant. St. Elizabeth’s is fortunate to have members to share musical talent, financial expertise, management acumen, legal opinions, artwork, photography, recipes and delicious food. But what do we do to share with others? Those less fortunate who would benefit from the talents of the members of St. Elizabeth’s? Well, it is simple! We can look to the Outreach Committee!

The goal of the Outreach Committee is to advance the work of Christ by sharing the resources of St. Elizabeth’s Episcopal Church to help those in need. The Outreach Committee is comprised of members of the parish who have an interest in how these funds are distributed to local, national and international charities. The committee’s due diligence assures that we achieve our goal.

The vestry allocates a significant portion of the funds that we distribute to the charities. We raise additional funds during the Evening for Outreach, a fun evening filled with fellowship. Please support the Evening for Outreach by helping with set-up, making a donation and ATTENDING! The Outreach Committee welcomes new members at any time of the year. We meet on the first Wednesday of the month at 7:30 p.m. in the Committee Room. We welcome new members and new ideas! Please contact the current chair, Denise Vollkommer, through the Church Office (201-444-2299 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). Thank you!

Weekly Food Drive
No need to mark your calendars. Every Sunday morning, as you get the kids out the door, or grab your car keys, take an extra minute to grab a can of soup, tuna, a box of pasta or any other non-perishable food item from your cabinets and bring to Church. Baskets will be in the hallway to collect contributions prior to the 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. services. During the offertory (at the 10 a.m. service), a basket of food will be brought up to the altar for a blessing.

Outreach Committee Mission Statement 

The goal of the Outreach Committee is to advance the work of Christ by sharing the resources of St. Elizabeth’s Church to help those in need. 

In order to achieve this we will pursue the following activities:

  • Provide financial and volunteer support to create partnerships with a wide variety of community outreach; 

  • Assist the needy worldwide by utilizing the resources of the Episcopal Church, where appropriate; 

  • Inform, inspire and involve everyone at St. Elizabeth’s Church regarding the activities of the Outreach Committee; 

  • Serve to coordinate, but not control, the outreach activities of other St. Elizabeth’s groups so that collectively we will maximize our contribution and make a difference in the lives of others; 

  • Demonstrate and strengthen our Christian faith and enrich the spiritual life of St. Elizabeth’s through these efforts. 

Funding for the grants disbursed by the Outreach Committee is provided from the St. Elizabeth’s budget, proceeds from the annual Outreach Auction Dinner and individual contributions.

Organizations We Support

St. Elizabeth's supports over 30 organizations that have a wide variety of missions and functions, but, at their core, exist to help and improve peoples' lives on the local and international level. Click below for more information on the organizations supported by St. Elizabeth's:

Children's Aid and Family Services (Baby Basics)

Community Meals, Inc.

Emmanuel Cancer Foundation

Episcopal Community Development Center

Family Promise of Bergen County (formerly IRF)

Habitat for Humanity - Paterson

Haven of Hope for Kids

Hope Shines

Jubilee Center (Hoboken CDC)

Lifting Liberia

Mustard Seed School

Northeast Regional Collaborative for Early Intervention (NREIC)

New Hope Community Ministries

Newark School of Theology

North Porch


Philip's Academy

The Phoenix Center

Planned Parenthood of Central & Greater Northern NJ

Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan New Jersey

S.H.A.R.E. (Cottage Place)

Seamen's Church Institute of NY & NJ

St. Paul's Community Development Corporation

St. Paul's Episcopal Church (Urban Mission)

Social Service Association of Ridgewood and Vicinity

West Bergen Mental Healthcare

Young Women's Christian Association of Bergen County (healingSPACE)

Youth Consultation Services Foundation (YCS) - Holley Center

St. Elizabeth's Participates in:

Interfaith Community Blood Drive
St. Elizabeth's and Temple Israel hold the interfaith semiannual Blood Donation Event at Temple Israel in Ridgewood. St. Elizabeth’s and the Temple have shared in this good work for a number of years, both to provide much-needed blood for those for whom it means life, and to bear witness to our common commitment to work together to relieve suffering, to comfort those in distress, and to provide for those in need. This year a number of other congregations in Ridgewood will join this effort.


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