For the Orthodox Christian Prison Ministry (OCPM) local area;
New and used everyday (not formal) winter coats for men (ex-offenders). Sizes preferred are large and larger. Longer coats are preferred for men since they tend to be taller. Gift cards can also be donated, preferably Burlington Coat Factory. Some of the persons receiving these coats may be homeless after a few months out of prison. Please bring coats to church and place them on the Gifts table in the downstairs hall by Sep 15th. Paul will deliver them.
For the Crisis Nursery Center:
We are having a diaper drive during the month of August. Please bring disposable diapers (various sizes) and place them on the Gifts table by August 29th. Father and Popadia will deliver them.
5-6 fully vaccinated volunteers to help with yard work at the center (near St. Michael's), hopefully by August 10th. Father Andrew will put you in touch for scheduling possible times.
For our Sharing box, food pantry, and for the FOCUS food pantry;
Non perishable food and personal hygiene items are needed. You may put them directly in the sharing box outside or in the basket by the candle stand. We need to replenish our pantry, which has been completely given out during the pandemic.
What we need: fruit/applesauce, spaghetti sauce, canned tomatoes, tomato sauce, tomato paste, peanut butter, chili, with or without beans, spam, canned salmon and tuna, black beans, white beans, cream corn, pork and beans, rice, crackers, granola bars, cookies, chili with or without beans, spam, dry cereal, Ramen noodles. Personal hygiene items: toothpaste and tooth brushes, shampoo, deodorant (men's & women's), Band-Aids, and toilet paper (individually wrapped rolls if possible). NOT needed: condensed soup, green beans, corn and mixed vegetables.