The Congregational Community Action Project (CCAP) is a co-operative ministry of individuals, civic groups, businesses and religious communities in the city of Winchester and in Frederick County. They provide financial, material and supportive assistance to those unable to meet their own needs and responsibilities. Even with the help of existing social services programs, CCAP clients require the caring and sharing of all of us in this community.
CCAP is powered by volunteers who serve as interviewers and receptionists who work to assist with rent, utilities, medications, and vehicle expenses. Additional volunteers are busy in the pantry stocking shelves or checking out the clients who shop for the food. The pantry distributes food, personal hygiene items, cleaning supplies, and laundry supplies. Other volunteers use the CCAP vans to collect food donations from local stores or to drive clients to medical and legal appointments. CCAP also provides clothing.
Christ Church supports CCAP in many ways, from financial support, to asking parishioners to volunteer at CCAP, to participating in various projects. We ask parishioners to donate an “item of the month” for CCAP—things like rice, soup, personal hygiene items, etc. We have collected and assembled Easter baskets and back-to-school supplies, for example.
If you believe you would enjoy being a part of this outreach ministry (there is plenty of room for you), contact Jim Taylor.