The Advent Social Outreach team organizes events that benefit the local community, as well as national and international efforts in humanitarian support. Throughout the calendar year, the team leads and participates in various fundraisers and "drives" which allow Advent members to share in giving, along with operating a food bank for the surrounding area.
Because of your generous donations local children had a merrier Christmas! Twenty-one students from nearby Gregory Hills Early Learning Center received both a toy and a need (clothing, shoes, or other necessity).
Thank you for “spreading the warmth” through your donations to the winter coat drive. We were able to give several bins filled with gently used coats and sweaters to the Have-a-Heart Project. With cold weather already upon us, it is wonderful to provide essential clothing to those in need.
The Social Outreach committee will be collecting food items for the Thanksgiving baskets in
November, so please look for the sign-up sheet in the narthex. These baskets will go to families with students at nearby Gregory Hills Preschool. Please bring all items by Tuesday, November 19th so baskets can be assembled on Wednesday and Thursday for delivery to the school on Friday, November 16th.
In December, we will also be doing Adopt-a-family for children from Gregory Hills Preschool. Each child will have a need (i.e. clothing) and a want (i.e. toy) identified for gifts. Look for more information around the end of November.
Thank you to everyone who donated to the “Fill the Bus” School Supply Drive. Because of your generosity, the bus was overflowing with a variety of much needed supplies. Students at two local schools will receive the items and be ready for a successful school year!
During Lent, the Social Outreach team collected donations to help purchase some much needed items for people in under-developed countries. We are supporting the ELCA Good Gifts program, to which the money that is donated will be used where it is needed most. Thank you for your support of this global mission.