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OUR CURRENT CAMPAIGN

CHRISTMAS PROJECTS:

Our Christmas Collection/Organizing Event is scheduled for November 23, 2019 from 9:30 to 11:30 at Schweitzer United Methodist Church in Memorial Hall. 

Our Event Sponsors are Marsha and Tom Slaight.  The Homebuilder's Sunday School Class at Schweitzer, along with Beth and John Raidel, The Women at the Well Sunday School, as well as The Executive Women's Club continue to help year round!  Plus many dedicated individual friends and family members. Please RSVP if you plan to attend as we will have a light Continental Breakfast before we start. Email Paula at [email protected] or call 838-0277 for more information. 


We will be collecting items for the following projects:


32 GIFT BAGS FOR SENIORS IN LOW-INCOME APARTMENT COMPLEX:

Progresso or other large ready-to-eat soup. Chicken Noodle, Chicken & Rice or Tomato. We would like to have 2 cans per gift bag for 64 total.  

32 Large Hershey's Chocolate Bars

32 Hand Sanitizers

32 lip balms

32 Hot Chocolate - single packs or boxes if we get enough boxes ($1 at Dollar Tree)

32 to 64 pouches of Tuna (not cans - pouches are easier to open)

32 boxes of Saltine Crackers

32 small Flashlights have already been donated for these gift bags.  

TEEN PRESENTS FOR CROSSLINES CHRISTMAS:

Cool looking water bottles - suitable for teens to take to school.

Headphones - both the kind you wear on your head and the smaller ones you wear in your ears.

SAFE TO SLEEP - 32 GIFT BAGS:

The following items are available at the Dollar Tree or Walmart.

Small sewing kits

Small pocket-sized manicure kits

Hairbrush

flashlight - 3 inch size

Women's deodorant 

We will use cash donations to buy insulated socks, warm, water resistant winter gloves and possibly buy bus tickets. (Or call me if you want to donate any socks, gloves or bus tickets.)

Women at The Well Sunday School is providing leggings and lip balm for this project.


VETERANS:

30 to 60 gift bags (depending on donations)

Home at Last through the Kitchen will receive these gift bags for Veterans.  They suggested:

Dried Fruit

Warm Hats, Gloves, Socks (Men and Women)

Holiday meat & Cheese, the type you find in many holiday gift baskets that don't require refrigeration.


SPECIAL NEEDS CHILDREN:

60 children at Greene Valley School:

Knit Hats

Fleece Blankets

Warm Socks

Long-sleeved plain t-shirts Youth size 6 to adult. You can often find these at the Dollar Stores.  Also short-sleeved t-shirts are needed.

Homemade bibs with Velcro - if anyone can help sew these ahead of time, please call Paula

(We have 15 bibs being sewn by a kind donor)

We also include holiday candy in each gift bags when appropriate.  For more info or to RSVP by Nov. 21st if you have items to donate or if you plan to attend the event on Nov. 23rd, please call or email: Paula O'Donnell [email protected] or call 838-0277

THANK YOU FOR MAKING THIS POSSIBLE!




Coming Soon

NEXT CAMPAIGN:

Check back in December to see what our first project will be for 2020.  Thank you!

Details soon!


Ideas for all ages to help those in need!

$10 Memberships - see Contact Us Page

Plus - Kits for Kids to help them make a difference!


Check back often for updates, ideas and events.

PROJECT UPDATES:

We collected  23 Infant Sleepers and 100 onesies for Newborns In Need! Thanks to The Executive Women's Club, Ingrid, Diane and Women at the Well for making this happen! 

You all are awesome!


"If you can't feed a hundred people,  just feed one."- Mother Teresa


OTHER  IDEAS:   You don't have to go to Africa or other countries to serve.  Take a look around you.  Who might need your help? It can be something a simple as a baked goodie or inexpensive flowers to someone who might be going through a hard time, or an elderly neighbor or friend. See what you might do today.  Better yet, gather a few friends and do your own kindness campaign.


SEND A CARD TO HOSPITALIZED CHILDREN:  You can make a difference by making a child smile.  To find out what cards are needed and where to send, go to: SendASmile4Kids.Blogspot.com