If you are interested in participating in the Plenty Project click here
The Plenty Project is a nonprofit organization working to relieve poverty through supporting the efforts of indigenous communities in the Central American country of Belize.
The members of the Parish of St. Paul have, for many years, collected return-for-deposit bottles and cans (redeemable at 5 cents each) to support the Plenty Project. We have a made a commitment of $100 per month (2000 recycled containers!) to help maintain a school garden and hot lunch program for children in the rural Southern Belize community of Barranco. Click here for an overview of Plenty’s projects in Belize. We trust you will agree with our friends in this organization that if we are all willing to share “There is more than enough to go around. In fact there is PLENTY!”
Building on this established commitment to the people of Belize, in 2004, St. Paul’s received a grant from the Diocese of Massachusetts Volunteers for Mission, which allowed the purchase of tools and materials to help build a church in Belize. A mission team was formed from St. Paul’s Church and they helped build St. Phillip’s Anglican Church there. In addition, members of St. Paul’s donated books and other supplies for the children of St. Phillip’s parish school.
In 2005, we formed a collaborative with three other Episcopal parishes – Trinity Church in Newton Centre, St. John’s Church Newtonville, and Emmanuel Church in Boston. We formed a mission team of 12 adults and 8 high school youth. This team visited San Ignacio, Belize, to work on the school there. The team helped construct a computer room and adjacent restrooms, provided their expertise to network and repair computers, and taught in the classrooms.
In July of 2011, four of our high school youth expanded our relationship with the Plenty Project by making a mission trip to The Farm in Tennessee, the headquarters for the Plenty Project. There, our youth from St. Paul’s served as counselors and companions to a host of at-risk inner city youth in the summer camp program.
We look forward to expanding this ministry that has become a part of the fabric of our community. If you are interested in participating in our recycling project or in explore opportunities for future mission trips, please click here