School Supply & Food Drive

Please begin praying about how you will participate in the 2017 School Supply & Food Drive…

Beginning July 1st – Bring your own donations of school supplies or food and put them in the REACH barrel in the lobby. See list of suggested school supply and food items below or print this list.

Weekend of July 22nd/23rd – Grab a bag of invitations and distribute them to a small group of homes in our neighborhoods

July 29th, 11am – Collect items our neighbors left out for us

July 30th, 9:30am – Sort/Count/Label donated items

July 31st, August 1st – 3rd – Deliver food or school supplies to our mission partners

Suggested list of essential school supplies:
Backpacks – all grades          Highlighters
3-ring binders – 1 inch          Index cards
5-tab dividers                         Markers – wide
Colored pencils                      Notebook paper – wide-ruled only
Crayons                                   Pencil cases
Dividers                                   Pens – black, blue, red
Dry erase markers                 Scissors
Ear buds                                  Spiral notebooks
Erasers                                    Two-pocket folders – with/w/out fasteners
Glue sticks                              Wooden pencils

Suggested list of food needs:
Boxed meals                                         Macaroni & cheese
Canned fruit                                          Paper towels
Canned meat                                        Pasta – 2 lb pkgs or smaller
Canned vegetables                              Pasta sauce
Cereal – hot and cold                          Peanut butter & jelly
Cleaning supplies                                Personal hygiene items
Crackers                                                Rice – 2 lb bags or smaller
Dry beans – 2 lb bags or smaller      Soup
Dish detergent                                     Sugar
Flour                                                      Toilet paper

Help Wanted!

Do you find yourself with time on your hands during the week and need someplace to serve, think about these opportunities with our mission partners:

Blessings Abound needs volunteers to help move furniture. Furniture moving equipment is used; safety 1st! Flexible schedule, no regular commitment. Contact Tony Whitter or the store for more information.

City Union Mission is in need of people to assist with stocking and distributing goods from their Community Assistance Store. If you are interested in any of these opportunities, click here to complete a volunteer application.

New Hope Food Pantry is looking for help packing up donations or assisting the clients as they shop for food. Contact New Hope for more information at (913) 782-0955.

TurnStyles is seeking volunteers interested in working as Cashiers, Greeters or Merchandisers at their store in Overland Park.

Urgent Help Needed!

The food pantries at MLM are in urgent need of people to work various shifts, performing various tasks. Please contact Brooke Hodnefield at MLM for specific details.

Job Openings

Make sure that you check the web sites for our Mission Partners if you are looking for a job, oftentimes they are looking for dedicated, mature Christians for their organizations: City Union Mission

Save the Dates!

School Supply & Food Drive
July 22nd, 10am: Distribute invitations
July 29th, 11am: Item pick-up
July 30th, 9:30am: Item sorting