St. Mary Magdalene Anglican Church (SMMAC) has a long history of leading community outreach programs that contribute to the health and well-being of the people of Greater Napanee and surrounding area by meeting a variety of needs. These programs are led by staff and passionate volunteers and are offered with a spirit of generosity and inclusivity, serving people of all faiths, or no faith at all.
Napanee Charitable Thrift Store
Whether it is a young mother on a tight budget looking for winter gear, or a senior on a fixed-income wanting to stretch the monthly budget, the Napanee Charitable Thrift Store, established in 2018 by a group of parishioners at SMMAC, provides a valuable service to the community by offering gently used household goods and clothing at reasonable prices.
Over the past 15 years, SMMAC has sponsored 12 Congolese refugees. This has included providing accommodations and necessities for the refugee’s first year in Canada. Ongoing care and support for the physical and emotional well-being of these newcomer Canadians continues as they build a new life here in Canada.
Morningstar Relief Mission
In January 2002 parishioners at St. Mary Magdalene Anglican Church (SMMAC) felt called to help meet the needs of vulnerable citizens in Greater Napanee. They created Full Plate, a community food and outreach program. By 2006, Full Plate had grown enough to require its own permanent full-time location and that’s when Morningstar Relief Mission was born. Morningstar is currently supported by staff and volunteers from SMMAC, and benefits from the use of kitchen space for special projects.
SMMAC regularly offers the use of its facilities to support the work of many not-for-profit groups in the community. This has included support for Alcoholics Anonymous, Overeaters Anonymous, TOPS, and Seniors Welcome Group.
SMMAC's welcome reception for Dieumerci and Suzanne, who came to Napanee from the Congo.
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