Love Providence is the city renewal project of Sanctuary Church that works to provide hands-on ways of loving the city of Providence. It’s under this banner that all three of our congregations engage in mercy and justice. This looks like everything from investing in our neighborhood public schools, which are chronically underfunded and underperforming, to providing support and care to RI foster families via our Wrap Around outpost, to responding tangibly to specific needs in the community as they arise.
LOVE PVD SCHOOLS
We want to take the work we’ve started farther. Making sure more schools are sponsored, immediate needs are met, teachers are properly resourced, and families are reached.
REFUGEE STOCKING DRIVE
This Christmas season, we have the opportunity to partner with the Refugee Dream Center to love and bless our neighbors in a simple and practical way. Below are some common household items that RDC routinely provides to refugee families in need. These items, along with additional donations of children’s toys, will be delivered to refugee families on December 21st. Once you sign up to fill a bag, you will be contacted with a drop off location for the items. Click here to sign up for filling a bag for local refugee families.
ITEMS FOR BAG:
Body wash or bar soap
All purpose cleaner
- In partnership with Bags of Hope, Sanctuary is helping to provide a bag of gifts to every child in foster care in the state alongside a special thank you lunch for 400 DCYF social workers at their central offices.
- In partnership with The Village we are putting on a Christmas Event for close to a hundred Foster families.
WRAP AROUND IS A MISSION OUTPOST OF OUR CHURCH
WE, THE CHURCH, HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO WRAP AROUND BIRTH PARENTS, FOSTER FAMILIES, WAITING FAMILIES, AND ADOPTIVE FAMILIES ON THEIR JOURNEY. BY PARTNERING WITH EXISTING COMMUNITY RESOURCES, CONTINUING EDUCATION FOR FAMILIES AND LEADERS, AND SUPPORTING OUR CHURCH AND COMMUNITY BY MEETING THE TANGIBLE NEEDS THIS ISSUE PRESENTS, WE CAN ALL CHOOSE TO SAY “YES.” “YES” TO PERMANENCE AND BELONGING FOR CHILDREN; “YES” TO WRAPPING AROUND THESE COURAGEOUS KIDS AND FAMILIES; “YES” TO FULFILLING THE VERY ROLE GOD INTENDED FOR THE CHURCH.