The most visible form of outreach that we do at The Church of St. Barnabas is the Annual Outreach Clothing Sale, held every November.
Other outreach activities include (but are not limited to): Homework help at Iglesia San Andres in Yonkers, Donations to the Yonkers Food Pantry, Clothing donations to the Abbott House, and children and youth activities in local nursing homes. We also participate in Midnight Run, a program to feed and clothe homeless people in NYC.
The Annual Outreach Clothing Sale serves several important purposes: First, it allows the community to recycle gently used clothes for women, men, and children. Second, the sale event re-presents the recycled clothing in a great shopping environment at reasonable prices. Finally, the majority of the proceeds from the sale are redistributed back to the community in the form of grants -ranging anywhere from $500-$5,000, to charitable organizations. In the over twenty years that The Clothing Sale has been held at St. Barnabas, countless fantastic clothes and accessories have found loving homes, and over $790,000 in grants have flowed back into the community.