04/28/2021: LAC’s Mission Partners Need You!

Each year LAC’s Church and Society Committee distributes approximately $25,000 in grants to our Mission Partners, including such organizations as the Community Resource Center, the Larchmont/Mamaroneck Hunger Task Force, At Home on the Sound, the Community Counseling Center, HOPE Community Services and The Sharing Shelf. Unfortunately, for the second year in a row, COVID19 has prevented LAC from holding its annual Rummage Sale, which has historically provided a good share of the funding for these grants.
Can you help us help our partners? We have three generous donors who have offered to match the first $3,000 we raise. You can help by purchasing a Helping Hand for our Mission Partner Circle of Hope. Our goal is to encircle our mission partners in love and support and the financial support they need. One hand is $50; a pair of hands is $100. Donations of any size are welcome and can be made via Realm: simply select “Helping Hands” from the Fund menu, or by sending a check to the Church Office (Attn: Gloria Haq) with “Helping Hands” on the memo line.
Consider buying a Helping Hand for each member of your household! Donors will be recognized on our Mission Partner Circle of Hope in our weekly newsletter.
Our Mission Partners continue to face unprecedented demand for their services. Together we can support their critical work.
Thank you,
LAC Church and Society Committee
Pat Allen, John Farris, Angie Leissl, John Irving, Kim Larsen, Clark Morehouse, Kim Christiansen, Rob Hitchings

02/03/2021: SOUP-er Bowl of Caring

Dear LAC,
This Sunday is the SOUPer Bowl of Caring! The Souper Bowl of Caring was started over 20 years ago as a way for communities to give back to food justice organizations in their local communities during a time when many other Americans experience the joy and abundance that comes with the “big game.”
During this season, we are partnering with the Larchmont Avenue Church Preschool to support the Larchmont Mamaroneck Hunger Food Taskforce. There are two ways to participate:
  •  As always, giving money is one of the best ways to support our local food partners. You may give online [LINK] by selecting “Souper Bowl” from the drop-down fund menu, or by sending a check to LAC, (Attn: Gloria Haq, Bookkeeper) with “Souper Bowl” on the memo line.
  • We are asking our families to participate in LMHTF newest initiative by packing themed snack bags for their distribution on February 9th. These “Souperbowl Celebration” bags should be Ziplock (or equivalent) sandwich-sized bags so that they fit in the distribution bags and don’t add too much weight, and could include:
    • a small packet of instant soup,
    • a small sleeve of crackers,
    • a small bag of cookies or a sweet,
    • a bag of small snacks that people might eat while watching the big game,
    •  bags can be decorated with a sticker and/or ribbon and a simple note (“Hope you enjoy” or “Have a great day”).
We are looking for at least 30 families to make up 10 bags each, and we are almost to our goal! Please sign-up by replying to this message or sending me an email (eeni@lacny.org) o confirm your participation. The bags can be dropped on in the collection boxes at the preschool, or in the LAC foyer by Monday, February 8th!

 

Blessings!
Ekama Eni
Interim Director of Youth and Family Ministries

11/11/2020: Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week

Dear LAC Community,
As the holidays approach, people take time to consider the many blessings they have in their lives. Many people choose to donate some of their time, attention and resources to others who are the victims of hunger and homelessness in our Westchester County community.
As in past years, the Church and Society Committee of LAC urges all members to make a generous donation to our special Thanksgiving offering which will support our Mission Partners who work tirelessly to reduce and eliminate hunger in Westchester County.
You can give in three ways:
  • Checks mailed to LAC attn: Gloria Haq
  • Online at www.lacny.org/giving (Fund: “Thanksgiving”)
  • Smart phone app: Realm
Additionally, please tune in to LAC’s Sunday service on November 15th to see and hear members of the Church and Society Committee kick off Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week with special appearances from six of our Mission Partners who are fighting every day to stop the hunger and homelessness.
Peace,
Clark Morehouse
Church and Society Committee