Seeking Volunteers and Donations

     In December 2023 a young couple and their two children will arrive in Arlington from Ukraine and begin adjusting to a new home, speaking a new language, in a new country.  Their extended families will be thousands of miles away not to mention their social supports and friends from the western part of Ukraine.  Their children will be enrolled in Arlington public schools and the parents will begin the process of not only learning English but also trying to find ways to work and earn a living.  They are going to need our support on so many levels in order to feel safe and grounded in their new home.
     St. John's is seeking members of the community who would like to help volunteer as we support this family.  Your help could include coordinating with us to give them a ride to appointments, taking them shopping, visiting with them to practice English, or offering them leads on where they might seek work.  Volunteering your time to help just an hour or so every once in a while can be so helpful as we try and support our family. 
     While St. John's is fortunate to be partnering with a very generous family here in Massachusetts to support the Ukrainian family, we are accepting tax-deductible financial contributions to help cover the family's living expenses.  Currently, Federal funding for Ukrainian refugees seeking to resettle in the United States is frozen because Congress has not passed legislation to authorize such funding.  

Volunteering:  If you would like to offer to volunteer please contact us at:   and we can provide you with more information about the types of tasks we have available or answer any questions you may have about volunteer opportunities.

Financial Donations:  If you would like to make a tax-deductible financial donation please make your check out to, "St. John's Episcopal Church" with "Ukrainian Resettlement Project" in the memo line.  Checks can be mailed to St. John's Episcopal Church, 74 Pleasant Street, Arlington, MA 02476.