LEND A HELPING HAND

My Little Library

A mission project with Chesterfield STAR and other area churches, My Little Free Library provides students with Summertime Access to Reading in order to prevent summer learning loss.  Chester Presbyterian hosts My Little Free Library parties during the summer at Colonial Ridge Apartments.  Needs include: books that are appropriate and attractive to children in grades K-12, volunteers to read to students, and volunteers to help with the party event.

CARITAS

CARITAS is Congregations Around Richmond Involved To Assure Shelter

The homeless include young, old, single, families, transients and the working poor. Richmond has the ability to provide emergency shelter during the cold winter months for many in crisis. With its name derived from the Latin word for charity, today CARITAS is the largest emergency shelter program in our community. More than 170 faith communities provide over 37,000 nights of shelter.

For many years, Chester Presbyterian Church opened its doors to house the homeless for two weeks. Now that CARITAS has its own facility downtown, CPC is now asked to help serve meals as needed.

Angel Tree

Each year, you can make a child’s Christmas memory a positive one. Angel Tree, started by Prison Fellowship Ministries, provides “gift wishes” (usually a toy and clothes) to children who have an incarcerated parent