For the past 5 years or more, we have had a service project to kick off the Advent season. We gather together for a potluck dinner, light the huge cedar Christmas tree outside, and assemble packages for others, all while having a great time as a church family.
Join us Sunday, November 26, at 5:00 p.m. in the Gathering Place.
SERVING HARBOR HEIGHTS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
This year we have become aware of the enormous need very close to home, at Harbor Heights Ele- mentary School. When Megan White approached Harbor Heights staff with the idea of providing much-needed items to families, it was met with great enthusiasm.
Read below on how you and your family can join Harbor Cov in serving those in our community who have some very basic needs.
We challenge you to pray about what you’ll give. Talk it over as a family. Think about spending less on those who don’t need anything and helping some- one who doesn’t even have the basics. To donate, pick up a card in the Gathering Place or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with what you plan to donate.
Please bring items by November 19.
We have 48 children for whom we will provide some warm clothing… hats, mittens, pajamas, etc. A speci c shopping list will be provided with ages and gender of the children, along with recommended sizes and places to shop. This will cost approximately $60-75 per child.
We will put together 60 boxes of school supplies! We bought these supplies in bulk to make the money go farther and make sure all the kids get the same supplies. We will need donations of $10 per box.
Eleven families are in need of basic cleaning supplies. We’ll provide the shopping list… items from kitchen towels to toilet paper are needed. All of the items can be picked up at Costco on your next shopping trip.
Six families have no computer. That means they can’t sign up for school events or do required homework that is now being done on computers. We would like to provide them with basic laptops at $300 each.
When teacher says, “it’s snack time,” many children do not have anything to eat. We’ll provide a stock of basic snacks that the teachers can give out to those who don’t have one. For as little as $7-9, you can provide a snack for several days for some of these kids! You can grab one or more of these from Costco. Look for the Classroom Snacks cards.
We’ll gift each family with a grocery card they can use for their own purchases. These will be in $50 increments.
If you are unable to do the shopping or simply want us to do it for you, give a cash donation so we can pick up any needed items not spoken for. We’ll accept any dollar amount, but suggest $25 or $100 to help us plan.DONATE