Bristol Lodge in Waltham, MA provides meals daily to 60 – 110 individuals who are homeless. Redeemer has cooked, delivered and served a meal once per month throughout for over a decade at Bristol Lodge. We usually cook and serve on the 4th Monday of the month.
Lex Eat Together
Lex Eat Together offers a free weekly meal to anyone in our Lexington community would would benefit from a nutritious meal and companionship. Dinner is served every Wednesday at 5:15pm to 6:30pm in the Church’s Great Hall at 6 Meriam Street. Lex Eat together seeks to alleviate the hunger and social isolation that many in our midst experience, in a welcoming and convivial environment. Volunteers prepare and serve dinner tableside to our guests, who range from young families through seniors. To learn more or to volunteer, please visit www.lexeattogether.org.
Since 2006, over 60 parishioners have joined the boys and staff of El Hogar‘s schools in Tegucigalpa, Honduras and the Agricultural School and Farm.
Esperanza Academy is a tuition-free, independent middle school in the Episcopal tradition welcoming girls of diverse faiths, races, and cultures from Lawrence, Massachusetts. We support Esperanza Academy with work days and our “Everything but the Teacher” Fall school supplies drive. We also sponsor their annual Science Fair and members of Redeemer who are women scientists are the judges for the fair.
The Grow Clinic at the Boston Medical Center provides assistance to infants who have “Failure to Thrive”. Redeemer provides financial support, an annual Christmas party for families, and needed supplies through our “Everything but the Baby” supplies drive.
Habitat for Humanity
We send work teams twice a year to the Lawrence, MA branch of Habitat for Humanity.
Lexington Interfaith Food Pantry
The Food Pantry operates out of Redeemer’s basement every Saturday morning throughout the year. In addition, the annual Pancake Breakfast on Patriot’s Day raises approximately $3000 for the Food Pantry.
Lexington Interfaith Garden and Redeemer Giving Garden
Lexington’s Interfaith Garden, located near the Battle Green in Lexington Center, donates all of its produce to local food pantries and hunger relief programs. Volunteers of all ages from over fourteen faith communities, including Redeemer, work and learn together while planting, tending and harvesting organically grown produce. We are also growing community – between the faith communities who are working beside one another in the garden and with our good neighbors who receive the food from the garden. Learn more at the Interfaith Garden website.
Redeemer’s Giving Garden is located on-site at the church. Started in 2010, the Giving Garden serves multiple functions. It is a hands-on classroom for our children who plant the seedlings each May and it produces nutritious organic vegetables and herbs for clients of the Interfaith Food Pantry and Bristol Lodge. We invite you to volunteer for one week this summer to help us tend the garden. All are welcome.
Patriot’s Day Pancake Breakfast
The Patriot’s Day Pancake Breakfast is a fun all-parish event that raises money for local charities. Each year we serve nearly 500 visitors pancakes after the re-enactment of the Battle of Lexington on the Green next door to Redeemer.
Lexington Refugee Assistance Program (LexRAP
The Lexington Refugee Assistance Program (LexRAP) is a newly formed group of concerned people dedicated to helping refugees and asylum seekers to integrate into American society. Redeemer parishioners and other town residents support these aims by proving housing, food, clothing, transportation, healthcare, education (especially English), employment, legal aid, and socialization.