All Saints’ is actively involved in a variety of ministries and programs in our neighbourhood, town, and region.
We are mindful that many families and individuals in our area struggle every day with food insecurity, health issues, isolation or alienation, and worries over job availability or housing. We feel called by the Spirit and Christ’s example to share our time and resources with those whose day-to-day needs are as much material and physical as they are spiritual.
To that end, our church operates a “Deacon’s Food Cupboard,” a small permanent food bank that helps over 180 families meet their basic food requirements. The Cupboard receives food and monetary donations from other local churches, as well as from our own parishioners. The food bank is open in the church office wing on Tuesdays and Fridays from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm.
Annually, All Saints also packs and distributes Christmas food hampers and grocery vouchers to over 200 registered families. Every holiday season, many children, receive gifts, clothing, and treats through our Christmas Tree Gift Tag program.
Year-round, we support North House Transitional Housing through our FaithWorks fundraising, and we open our facilities for the use of support organizations such as Alcoholics Anonymous and Durham Community Care-COPE. Entirely funded by member donations, All Saints’ awards a non-denominational bursary each spring to one or two Ajax-Whitby area high school students who are entering into an accredited Canadian post-secondary program and have demonstrated academic ability, community leadership, and financial need.