Members of Transfiguration are generously involved in outreach activities with several organizations around Arizona both in person and financially. These varied organizations include:
Paz de Cristo in Mesa assists persons struggling with hunger, homelessness, and poverty.
The Superstition Community Food Bank in Apache Junction provides food for persons in the area who meet federal poverty guidelines.
The United Food Bank in Mesa provides food for local persons in need in addition to supplying other organizations and shelters with food for their recipients. Transfiguration members generously provide funding to UFB to assist payment for food for those other organizations.
Genesis Project in Apache Junction serves hungry and homeless with hot meals, showers, hair cuts, bicycle repair, and a lunch bag to take with them. This program is fully funded by the faith community, civic organizations, and individuals.
Project Help is connected with the Apache Junction School District and assists families with children in the school district who are in need financially. The parents are assigned community service in exchange for financial or goods which the family receives. Project Help is especially busy at Christmas making sure that needy children receive presents.
CAAFA (Community Alliance Against Family Abuse) in Apache Junction provides a variety of services for victims of domestic violence and their families.
Hope Women’s Center is located in Apache Junction and is a Christian based day program for women and teen girls at risk. Hope has educational, Christian, and supportive services in a safe environment for their attendees. Transfiguration members have provided money and volunteer hours.
Brinton Elementary School in Mesa is located a mile from Transfiguration. Our support at Brinton includes donations of school supplies and backpacks, new underwear and outerwear clothing, and donations of Christmas gifts for their Angel Tree.
Chapel Rock Camp and Conference Center in Prescott is the location for summer camp for Episcopalians throughout the state. Parishioners at Transfiguration have provided money to support camp scholarships for young people and adults.
We have made donations to the Episcopal Relief and Development Fund for various disaster relief funding over the years.
Parishioners weave Mats for the Homeless from recycled plastic bags which are woven into durable, weatherproof mats for people experiencing homelessness. The mats insulate from hot pavement and asphalt during the long summer months and from wet and cold surfaces during cooler seasons.
For over 16 years, our members have collected loose change and made donations to A Million Meals for our Neighbors which provides food to those in need. We have currently provided 1,514,823 meals through this gathering of coins. We send this money on to food banks.