Share of McLean
Share is a multifaceted organization that helps meet emergency needs in our local community, especially for food. A coalition of local religious and civic institutions (including St. Dunstan’s) founded Share in 1969. We support Share year-round. People can leave donations of non-perishable food and toiletries in baskets inside our church doors. Food cards and financial donations are also accepted, and can be placed in an envelope and put in the offering place or taken to the church office. Our main food drive is called “Thanksgiving in July.”
The Lamb Center is a non-profit organization working to serve the poor and homeless, transform lives, and share God’s love. Once a month, parishioners or clergy from St. Dunstan’s go to the Lamb Center to lead a bible study for the clients and staff. This takes place on the first Wednesday of every month at 1:30 PM. Contact: Linda Young, Lucy Griffin, or Rev. Anna Scherer.
Ronald McDonald House
The Ronald McDonald House is a “home-away-from-home” for families so they can stay close by their hospitalized child at little or no cost. A home cooked meal is served every day to the residents. At St. Dunstan’s, a group of volunteers go every second Wednesday at 4:00 PM to bring food and prepare dinner.
A group of parishioners who visit shut-ins in their homes, providing fellowship and a connection to the St. Dunstan’s family. Training is provided. Other parishioners mail bulletins and cards to those unable to come to church. Contact: Rev. Stephen Shepherd or Rev. Anna Scherer.
The Outreach Committee meets four times a year to plan outreach activities for the year. The organizations that St. Dunstan’s has been involved with include: Share of McLean, Falls Church - McLean Children’s Center, the Lamb Center, Second Story, Ronald McDonald House, Samaritan Ministry of Greater Washington, Carpenter’s Kids, and Episcopal Relief and Development. Contact: Rev. Anna Scherer.