We are currently putting together a database of food bank volunteer helpers. If you have a burden for this work or would like to help in any way whatsoever please speak to Fontaine or ring 01349 883670. Full training will be given by Blythswood.
Fontaine is asking for helpers on the day to serve tea, coffee, soup and help out with various Christmas activities that will be on offer. Also donations of seasonal baking would be wonderful and any donations for our seeds of hope selling stall (perfumes, soaps, gift sets, biscuits, chocolates or any other surplus items you may have lurking in a cupboard.
Donations can be dropped off at Milnafua Hall on a Thursday, 10am to 2pm, or at Capstone Centre during the week.
Please see or ring Fontaine (01349883670) if you can help this event is to help boost funds for the local mission work to continue.
It will be time to fill boxes before we know it!
If you are buying new shoes this summer please ask for the box and pass it on to me – thank you. It’s a good idea to add an extra item to your shopping each week, if you can. That way the cost is spread out.
Hat/scarf/gloves,toothpaste/toothbrush, soap,toy car for boys, small doll for girls.
shampoo (250 ml), face cloth/wipes, deodorant, comb/brush, moisturising cream, shaving foam/razors,underwear, socks/tights,make-up, sewing equipment, household candles, screwdrivers/pliers,pens/pencils/sharpener/notepads/
colouring book/rubber/rulers, sweets – NO CHOCOLATE OR UNDATED SWEETS. Best before date MARCH 2014
T-shirts/pajamas/jumpers/shirts etc. All items must be new.
Please note age groups:
Children 3 years-12 years, teenagers, women, elderly women, men.
THANK YOU to all who have supported this appeal in the past. Last year 116,000 boxes were filled and sent to: Albania,Bulgaria, Hungary, Kosovo, Moldova, Romania, Serbia and Ukraine in Eastern Europe in time for Christmas and to Pakistan to be distributed in January and February.
“Everyday items that seem so small to us … bring joy to thousands of people who live in desperate poverty”.
So far I have 19 boxes – can we do better than that?
“My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you“. John 15.12