Join us on Saturday, July 18, as we serve our community in practical ways! Instead of an organized group this year, we are encouraging family units to find a way to serve together. You can do that through some practical hands-on service or by purchasing some needed items for local non-profits.
Below are some ideas of how you can serve our community. Be creative and post your pictures on our Facebook page on Saturday to let us know what you did!
possible ways to serve:
1. Meals on Wheels - make place-mats to be delivered to senior citizens. (see idea here: https://www.kiwimagonline.com/positive-placemats/) Place-mats can be dropped off at the church and we will laminate and deliver to the local Meals on Wheels coordinator.
2. Park / Neighborhood Clean-Up - take a walk with your family and pick up trash in your local park or neighborhood
4. Lawn Work - Do you know an elderly or disabled person in your neighborhood that needs some help mowing their lawn? Bless someone by sprucing up their yard!
5. Care Package - Take a care package to an elderly neighbor, healthcare worker or first responder. It can be some basic grocery items for an elderly neighbor or some donuts/breakfast tacos for your local fire station or hospital. Get creative and have fun putting together a basket to bless someone in our community!
possible ways to give:
1. New Life Children's Center (Canyon Lake) - They have a store that the girls can "shop" at with the points they earn. Due to COVID quarantine, they have been allowing the girls to shop more often and they are in need of some more items to restock the store. Items can be dropped off at the church on Saturday (July 18) or Sunday (July 19) or during the week and we will deliver to New Life for you.
- EO, Burt's Bees, and Carmax chapstick
- New stuffed animals
- 8 pack 12-oz plastic bottles of Big Red, Coke, Dr Pepper, and Sprite
- Single serving size of assorted chips
- Fabric hair scrunchies
- Gift cards to HEB, Walmart, or Target
2. Connections - They operate two emergency shelters for youth that are homeless or in the foster care system as well as a program for youth transitioning from foster care to adulthood. Each facility houses approximately 18 youth. During this COVID quarantine, they are in need of some items for their youth and staff. Check out their Amazon wish list here: https://tinyurl.com/yazohobo. You can also donate meals through this link: https://tinyurl.com/y8o9e87q.
3. TruLight127 Ministries - A local non-profit that works with foster children. They have an emergency shelter so that foster children don't have to sleep in the CPS office. They also help foster families with the supplies they need when they receive emergency foster placements (usually sibling groups). Check out their Amazon wish list here: https://tinyurl.com/ycgsfcnm.