The Gayton Kirk 2019 Missions
ACTS prevents homelessness before it can take hold and is a channel for the compassion and generosity of individuals and faith communities across Greater Richmond which offers help and hope to people and families who are at risk of becoming homeless. ACTS provides rent, mortgage, and utility assistance as well as other support that makes it possible for those in crisis to stay in their homes and avoid becoming homeless.
Camp Hanover serves the community as a year-round camp and retreat center. Each Summer it offers life enriching summer camp programs for campers entering 2nd-12th grades. Fall though Spring, Camp Hanover hosts groups of all kinds for day, overnight, weekend, and weeklong retreats, programs, and events. Camp Hanover is the outdoor ministry of the Presbytery of the James.
Church World Service provides support globally for communities during emergencies, including addressing food security issues and providing support for communities to have clean, accessible water. Church World Services focuses on the needs of women and children in places where resources are scarce, empowering families to move beyond the cycle of poverty, and assists immigrants and refugees
CrossOver Ministry provides quality and compassionate health care to the uninsured in the greater Richmond Metropolitan area. Our mission is to provide health care, promote wellness, and connect the talents and resources of the community with people in need in the name of Jesus Christ. CrossOver Ministry offers a full continuum of health care services to the uninsured that includes: family medicine, primary care, obstetrics and pediatrics, podiatry, dental and vision care, mental health care, HIV diagnosis and treatment, and critical medications
Rise Against Hunger gets food and life-saving aid to the world’s most vulnerable people and works to end global hunger in our lifetime. Meal-packaging events are the heart of our work. We work with volunteers from corporations, faith congregations, schools, colleges and universities, and civic groups. Established in 1998, we have provided over 225 million meals in 74 countries
FEEDMORE Central Virginia Foodbank Chili Cook Off
FEEDMORE distributed 18.6 million meals last year, fed approximately 1,900 children each weekday through our Kids Cafe program, and distributed 920,482 meals to 56,271 individuals with our Mobile Pantry. Volunteers delivered more than 298,000 fresh and emergency meals to 1,532 homebound seniors in our Meals on Wheels program. We distributed more than 357,000 meals through our weekend BackPack program and provided nearly 51,000 meals each day.
Advises The Community Foundation of Richmond as to where to direct The Kirk Inlow Fund in support a local ministry.
Outreach Opportunities at The Gayton Kirk
Contact: Barbara Crump
RVA Reads is a program with Richmond City Schools which provides books for students in each of the Regional Pre-school centers from March through June. Students received books for their home libraries and hear the books read aloud by volunteer readers.
The Reading Brigade
Contact: The Gayton Kirk office
A program, initiated through Karen Rooney with Educational Enterprises, INC and The Gayton Kirk, to train volunteers to help children in grades 2- 5 who are struggling with reading, spelling, and writing.
Lott Carey Women’s Empowerment
Contact: Barbara Crump
A Mission to promote women’s concerns round the world; to provide support for programs benefiting women and girls, and to advocate for women’s rights.
Church World Service Resettlement Program
Contact: Kevin Riley
This program provides services to newly arrived refugees and immigrants, helping them to integrate into local communities, find jobs and learn the necessary skills to support their new life in the United States.
American Red Cross Blood Drive
Contact: Jill or Denise Clements
Through the contributions of blood donors, this program helps patients of all ages: accident and burn victims, heart surgery and organ transplant patients, and those battling cancer. In fact, every two seconds, someone in the U.S. needs blood.
Ruby Carver Elementary School
Contact: The Gayton Kirk Office
We work with the local elementary school to assist the school staff and teachers with tasks in order that they may focus on their work.
Mission from the Heart
Contact: Norma Smith
This is a Richmond area volunteer-run outreach organization offering basic human necessities for homeless and low-income students.