Organizations

Local Outreach

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. Our main food-drive is called "Thanksgiving in July", and takes place (you guessed it) in July. We do this in the summer because most of Share’s food drives happen during the Holidays or when school is in session. The need is great year-round.

If you are a parishioner and would like to make a donation to Share via Paypal, please use this button and designate that your donation is for Share. Visit Share's website here.

Falls Church - McLean Children's Center 

House began as a shelter for runaway youth in 1972 and has grown to include programs to help children, youth, and families. We support Alternative House through various projects. Currently we collect small toiletries, which can be dropped off in the small basket inside our church doors. Visit Alternative House's website here.

Second Story

The vision of Second Story is of a community in which all young people are safe, live in a nurturing environment and have the opportunity to reach their full potential. Founded in 1972 as “Alternative House,” Second Story transforms the lives of children and youth, helping them stay safe, make positive decisions, achieve educational success, and overcome personal crises. Second Story offers children, youth and families hope for brighter futures by providing counseling, shelter and neighborhood-based support. We support Second Story through various projects. Currently we collect small toiletries, which can be dropped off in the small basket inside our church doors. To visit Second Story's website a Click here.

Ronald McDonald's House - Fairfax Hospital

The Ronald McDonald's 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 of the month to bring food and fix dinner. If you want to join, please contact the St. Dunstan's church office, email Next dates are: August 10, September 14, October 12, November 9 and December14.

Regional Outreach

Samaritan Ministry of Greater Washington

Samaritan Ministry was created by 12 Episcopal Churches in 1986 in order to go beyond emergency assistance to those who are homeless (or in danger of becoming homeless). Every year they help more than 1,000 people through their Next Step program to identify, pursue, and fulfill goals. In the past, St. Dunstan's has hosted Mini-Walks to Help the Homeless to benefit Samaritan Ministry. Visit Samaritan Ministry of Greater Washington's website here.

Global Outreach

Carpenter's Kids

The goal of Carpenter's Kids is to link churches in order to provide for the basic educational needs of the 50 most vulnerable children in a village in Tanzania. We were partnered with a village and church in Wilunze, Tanzania in 2013. We sent a mission team there in the summer of 2014 in order to build relationships with the people of Wilunze. Visit the Diocese of Virginia's website about Carpenter's Kids.

Episcopal Relief and Development (ERD)

ERD aims to 'heal a hurting world' by working with Church partners and other local organizations in order to save lives and transform communities. They work to rebuild after disasters, and empower people to create long-term solutions to problems like hunger, disease, and poverty. ERD is present in almost 40 countries and impacts the lives of about 3 million people. St. Dunstan's has done various fundraisers for ERD projects. Please visit their website in order to find out what their current projects are. Visit Episcopal Relief and Development's website here.