Social Ministry News – June 2018
Update on Donations to Backpack for Hunger
During the summer, the Backpack for Hunger program accepts only monetary donations (and not food donations). Please keep contributing monetarily during the summer and individual non-perishable food items starting again in September.
All of Us Care – Volunteers Needed for Summer Programs
All of Us Care programming supports the children and youth in our community at 1650 Main Street, Sharpsburg, during the “at-risk” after school and summer hours. This organization keeps young people safe and engaged during out-of-school time when they may be left unsupervised or feel disconnected.
Summer Daily Calendar – Monday through Friday, 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
- Swimming on Mondays
- Lab Ratz on Tuesdays
- Attack Theater on Wednesdays
- Art Expression on Thursdays
- Field Trips on Fridays
Any time that you have available from 1 to 5 hours would be greatly appreciated at the Center in Sharpsburg or for field trips.
Dinner is provided every day for the kids from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Volunteers are needed from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
GSLC Members Help at the Food Bank
The St. Vincent de Paul Food Bank in Sharpsburg asked GSLC members for help during their annual food drive sponsored by the U.S. Postal Service. Three members of the social ministry committee, Dawn, Joan, and Vickie helped to unpack and sort hundreds of bags of groceries. Combined, these women spent eight hours unpacking, hauling, sorting, and stacking groceries while working alongside other volunteers from our community. Look for this opportunity again next year!
Summer Collection for Troops
This summer GSLC will collect donations for our troops deployed overseas via the Yellow Ribbon Girls, a group based in Elwood City that has sent more than 38,000 packages.
Please donate the following items by placing them into the large box in the Narthex through mid-August.
Items most needed:
|Batteries (AA, D)||Beef Jerky||Energy / Granola Bars||Gatorade Powder|
|Powdered Drink Mix||Packs of Crackers||Battery Power Fans||2 Ply Toilet Paper|
|Protein Bars||Microwave Meals|
Items also needed:
|Ramen Noodles||DVDs - Movies||White Socks||Writing Paper|
|Soap||Q-Tips||Cotton Balls||Hard Candy|
|Cards||Board Games||Microwave Popcorn||Sweet Tea Mix|
|Sewing Kits||Black Cushioned Socks||Wash Cloths||Instant Coffee|
|Coffee Creamer||Dental Floss||Tea Bags||Mouthwash|
|Travel Size Shampoo||Bug Spray Lotion||Sunscreen||Foot Powder|
|Fly Swatters||Small Flashlights (Extra Bulbs)||Deodorant||Sunflower Seeds|
|Puzzle Books||Shoe Insole Cushions||Saline Nasal Spray||Packs of Gum|
|Tylenol||Waterless Hand Sanitizer||Single Serve Cereal||Tuna|
|Eye Drops||Instant Oatmeal||Hand Lotion||Sugar Packs|
|Baby Wipes||Feminine Hygiene Products||Chap Stick||Licorice|
|Disposable Razors||Snack Sized Cookies||Pillow Cases|
Additional items needed:
- Pillowcases – The soldiers appreciate a fresh pillowcase as they are issued only one.
- Letters – The troops appreciate letters along with donated supplies. Consider including your email address on your letters. You may directly hear back from a recipient.