Outreach or caring for others is part of our DNA
George West School
Locally we are connected with the George West School and try to respond to the needs of the school. We have an on-going book donation for children in grades kindergarten through fifth. We have helped to supple mouth thermometers for the families and personal size hand sanitizer for the children. One of the biggest needs of the school is volunteers to read with the children. We are seeking volunteers from our own church family as well as from area churches.
Once a year we offer a block party for the community. We have music, hamburgers, hot dogs, popcorn, drinks, games for the children, face painting and much more. Last year our local fire department joined us giving the children young and old a chance to see and climb up into a fire truck.
We have a connection to Tanzania and Archbishop Maimbo. Recently money was needed for emergency medical needs of a child and we were able to send $1,100 to help with the cost of chemo and radiation.
Each Saturday from noon to 1:30-We sponsor a Food Pantry:
At the moment the Food Pantry is very restrictive as we try our best to continue to feed our guests as well as to adhere to the CDC guidelines. For the time being guest will not be coming into the building but receiving their groceries at the door. We hope to be able to continue providing groceries throughout the coronavirus epidemic.
Normally guests would come in and shop for their own groceries, which normally includes meat and fresh produce. Last year we were able to help provide groceries for over two thousand people. We now provide all information in English and Spanish. We have a volunteer who comes every forth Saturday who can speak Spanish, which is a great help to us as well as our guests. Thanks to Dunkin Donuts we are able to offer coffee and a simple cookie to our guests.
We are in hopes of opening a thrift store in the fall.
All upcoming events are temporally on hold due to the coronavirus. But we do plan on having:
- A Yard Sale
- A Block Party
- A Christmas Fair
- A Drag Show