Photo by Barry Sloan


Sag Harbor — Join us at The Church for a Knowledge Friday featuring one of our most inspiring and hardworking community leaders, Marit Molin. Founder and Executive Director of Hamptons Community Outreach and Hamptons Art Camp, Marit is an advocate for families and children of varying socioeconomic backgrounds. Marit will speak on her passion for volunteer and social work, her on-going efforts through Hamptons Community Outreach and HCO’s current/future projects that heavily support the Shinnecock Reservation.

Under Marit’s Leadership, Hamptons Community Outreach has provided endless amounts of support all throughout the East End. The organization’s projects include, but are not limited to, raising hundreds of thousands of dollars to provide fresh produce and cooked meals to families suffering from the economic impacts due to COVID-19; supporting struggling restaurants who were in danger of permanently closing in 2020– all of which are still currently in business; delivering groceries and medical supplies to more than 150 local households in need; and renovating/repairing 22 homes within the Shinnecock Reservation. For the past three years Marit has led a Girl Scout Troop on the Shinnecock Reservation, where she’s held meetings, planned activities, and guided them in community service projects to emphasize the importance of volunteering. For the past five years Marit has organized Hamptons Art Camp which provides a fun and creative educational environment for children from all backgrounds within our community.

Through Hamptons Community Outreach, Marit has raised funds for mental health initiatives, one of which pays social workers to provide therapy to individuals for free. Marit created the #ICARE Crisis Outreach program which includes urgent medical care for uninsured community members, connecting households to running water, restoring gas and heat, providing cell phone and electricity service to single mothers and the elderly, and repairing/providing automobiles to people who were otherwise unable to get work.


NOTE: Donnamarie Barnes’ Knowledge Friday will be rescheduled for 2023.



Founder and Executive Director of Hamptons Community Outreach and Hamptons Art Camp. Mart was named Woman of Distinction of Suffolk County in 2021 and Hamptons Community Outreach won Land Rover’s 2022 “Above and Beyond” competition for the category “Urban Improvement” the organization was gifted a Land Rover Defender Truck. Marit has a bachelor’s degree in Communications from NYU and a master’s degree in Advanced Clinical Social Work from Columbia University.


Housed in a deconsecrated 19th century Methodist church, The Church is a 501c-3 not-for-profit organization encompassing an artist residency, exhibition space, and creativity center. It is a place where local and national artists and creatives of all stripes work, meet and inspire each other. Artists Eric Fischl and April Gornik founded The Church in 2018 and have led its redesign with Skolnick Architecture + Design Partnership. The modern interior complements its historic frame and is emblematic of the contemporary program of events that animate the structure. The Church will increase access to the arts for our diverse audiences, foster creativity on the East End, and honor Sag Harbor’s long tradition as a maker’s village.

For more information visit: www.thechurchsagharbor.org


The Church   

48 Madison Street   

Sag Harbor, NY 11963 



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