We are all called to serve. "Now you belong to him...in order that you might be useful in the service of God." -Romans 7:4
November Service Project: Meeting the needs of those that served us!
We are in desperate need of 2-4 men tents for the homeless veterans struggling on the streets with Post Traumatic Stress Syndrom
1. Children’s Medical Center Activity KitsMake an Activity Kit for a child at the local hospital. Please note that they only accept new items in original packaging due to infection control.
Some items that you may include in an activity kit are as follows:
- Play-Doh/Model Magic
- Coloring books/Word Search/Sudoku
- Crafts to paint
- puzzles, small stuffed animals
- Trinkets (slinky, squishy ball, mini games)
2. Project Night Night - For Homeless children
Make a Night Night bag for a homeless child with a few childhood essentials to help them feel secure, cozy, and significant. Each Night Night Package contains a new security blanket, an age-appropriate children's book, and a stuffed animal.
- Blanket dimensions should be no larger than 50x60 in. (Only new blankets for sanitary reasons.) They can be purchased at a store or handmade using new material (such as crocheted, quilted, knitted, no-sew fleece, etc.)
- Books and stuffed animals should be in new condition. Please remember, these children rarely, if ever, receive new items.
- Stuffed animals should be no larger than 18 inches. The ideal stuffed animals would be “snuggle size”. Please do not use tiny stuffed animals.
- small flashlights
3. Fast Pacs - For SchoolsMake Fast Pacs to help ensure that no child in our community has to endure hunger when school is not in session.
Some suggest ideas for you quart baggies include:
- Dry snacks (pretzels, crackers, Cheez-its, Goldfish, etc.)
- Large pop-top canned fruit
- Granola bars
- Individual desserts (Rice Krispy treats, cookies, gummies, etc.)
- No nuts, please!
4. Hygiene Packs-For HomelessMake Hygiene Packs for the homeless who often go without the basic necessities most of us take for granted. By giving these basic supplies to the homeless, you can help them retain their dignity during a trying time in their lives.
Place the following items in a Ziploc gallon baggie -- Please only use travel sized items.
- Washcloth, hand towel or disposable wipes
- Hand sanitizers
6. “On your own” options - Just Serve!
- Operation Clean Out - find items in your pantry, toys, or clothes to donate to a local shelter.
- Make cookies for local firemen/police.
- Buy a single parent groceries for the week.
- Bake your neighbor a special treat such as a cake, cupcakes or a tray of cookies.
- Offer your gifts to a local nursing home, you can read, sing, play the piano or keep them company.
- Write a thank you letter to someone who has impacted you.
- Get your friends together and pick a ministry team to support and serve together in.
- Be a secret Santa for someone you know.
- Leave anonymous encouraging gifts for the week and/or month.
This gives the street team the opportunity to share the love of Jesus in word and deed.