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St. Peter's Helping Hands Outreach Committee decided that the committee will focus on one global project per year, or another project that reaches out to another area of our country and continue to serve the community through local outreach projects.
The committee determined that the first global project will be Food for the Poor. Food for the Poor, first introduced by guest preacher, Reverend Bruce Potteiger, is a charity organization that works with those in extreme poverty in Latin America and the Caribbean. Food for the Poor not only provides aid to those living in extreme poverty, but also provides support for a future for self-sustenance.
There have been donation boxes for congregation members to take home during the Lenten season to collect monetary donations. The donations will be totaled up to purchase an item that will be sent to where it is needed the most. Further information is available at foodforthepoor.org.
Our first local community project will be a collection drive of tissue boxes for our local nursing homes. Many of the nursing homes have expressed a simple need of tissues for their residents. The committee will be hosting Operation Bless You Boxes for the congregation to donate boxes of tissues. There is a collection bin in the parlor area when you enter the church. The Bless You Boxes will be collected for the month of May.
If you have any questions regarding the outreach projects, please see a committee member.
St. Peter’s Helping Hands Committee
Pastor Ginny Heimer Paul Heimer Terry Abrachinsky
Sharon Herring Dave Hontz
Jill Imbody Justin Imbody Bonnie Myers
Carol Steigerwalt Delroy Steigerwalt Karen Diehl
“…Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me” (Matthew 25: 40)
FOR THE MONTH OF OCTOBER WILL YOU PLEASE JOIN THE HELPING HANDS COMMITTEE TO COLLECT NEW SOCKS FOR BABIES AND CHILDREN OF HOMELESS FAMILIES TO BE DONATED TO THE SIXTH STREET SHELTER IN ALLENTOWN
The “Food for the Poor” Lenten project totaled $1, 029.52. Thank you to everyone who took the boxes home and brought them back with your generous donations. The committee decided to purchase a cow and a water pump that will help to support a family in need.
The “Operation Bless You Boxes” is underway as we continue to collect tissues for Mahoning Valley Nursing Home and other local nursing homes. Thank you to everyone for your generous donations of tissues. The committee will gather on Tuesday, June 29th at 6:30 PM in the Social Hall. Please feel free to join us!
Our next project is being discussed so stay tuned for more outreach by the Helping Hands of St. Peter’s!