Episco-Build is a partnership of fifteen Episcopal parishes in the Mid-Hudson Region of the Diocese with Habitat for Humanity of Newburgh. This project brings Episcopalians together to build homes for very low income families in need in the poorest census tracts in the Hudson Valley.
Habitat is rebuilding Newburgh house by house. To date 50 families have worked on and have moved into homes that have been rehabbed or built from scratch, and there are more families transitioning to homeownership. Members of the parish participate in Habitat by raising money, participating in the spring Walk for Housing, and by volunteering on site.
Loaves and Fishes
Newburgh Loaves and Fishes, a consortium of food pantries, soup kitchens, and nonprofit agencies, serves people living in poverty in Newburgh in an attempt to alleviate the devastating effects of malnutrition and to provide Thanksgiving meals to those in need. Each Thanksgiving, Loaves and Fishes distributes about 1,000 Thanksgiving turkeys and food baskets to needy families and individuals living within the City of Newburgh.
American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem
The American Friends is a national not-for-profit agency of clergy and lay missioners actively working to support the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem in humanitarian work for ChristianPalestinians, as well as for Christians in the nations surrounding Israel.
Newburgh Girl Power
Girl Power is an outreach ministry of St. George's that provides a dynamic youth experience for adolescent girls through personal empowerment, self exploration, positive mentoring and life skills development in a linguistically and culturally sensitive setting in Newburgh that produces independent, confident, and successful young leaders. Girl Power includes two groups of girls, one 9-12 years old and another 13-18. Click here for Girl Power's website!
Voices of Hope
Voices of Hope, an outreach mission of St. George's Episcopal Church, is a dynamic non profit children's choir within the Newburgh community that teaches musical appreciation and self expression to children between the ages of 5 - 12 years old. The group meets every Monday at 6:30 PM for rehearsals from September to May. Click here for additional information.
St. George's Food Pantry
St. George’s Food Pantry came into existence in 1984. We serve an average of 30 families and 40 singles weekly. No one is turned away. We are open on Wednesdays from 10-11am. With the assistance of faithful volunteers, we provide nutritious foods for three meals for three days. Our main funders are HPNAP (Hunger Prevention Nutritional Assistance Program), Episcopal Charities, The Warwick Foundation, and United Way. We also receive food from parishioners, businesses, and local schools, as seen in this photo of "Food Collection Delivery Day" from a neighborhood school.