We know the needs in our community are great in the midst of caring for the most vulnerable at this time. This email contains several service and outreach opportunities that you can do at this time.

*New volunteer opportunities are marked with a
Throughout Lent we will collect hygiene supplies for three groups: men living in recovery at Phoenix Recovery Project, women transitioning from homelessness to independent apartments at The Well, and children in transition served by Cradles 2 Crayons. Care Kits enable people to have a deeper sense of dignity through basic self-care. Care kit flyers and gallon size bags are available at the front entry of the church. Travel size items work best. Stop by the church to pick up a gallon bag to fill or click below to download lists for bags.

Completed Care Kits can be returned to the Care Kit bin located at the front entry doors until Easter Sunday, April 4. If you would like to help Community Action Ministry Team sort and deliver the kits, we will have a socially distanced outdoor sorting event at a date to be determined in April. Contact Deacon Beth if you would like to be part of this effort. 
Cradles to Crayons has two new way to serve children in our area: Giving Factory Direct and Giving Factory @ Home.

Giving Factory Direct will match you with a specific child in the community so donations of high-quality, gently used clothing can go directly to someone in need.

Giving Factory @ Home offers activities for you and your family to continue helping us provide essential items to local kids, from the safety of your own home.

Click below to learn more about these new programs.
The Citizen Corps of Delaware County (CCDC) is in need of medical and non-medical volunteers to help with the COVID-19 vaccination distribution. Click below to learn more and register to volunteer.
You can help Caring for Friends by developing “caring notes” for snack bags. Caring for Friends provides meals for homebound and hungry people in the Philadelphia area. Click below to see the instructions to make "caring notes."
Media Food Bank is receiving donations Monday to Friday from 12 noon - 2 pm. You can take donations of basic food supplies, household supplies, and personal hygiene items directly to the Media Food Bank located at First Church Media. Check their Facebook page each week for lists of most needed items.
The Red Cross is in need of blood donations. If you are able to donate, visit the Red Cross website to locate a drive soon near you. Click below to connect to their website now.
ELCA Advocacy is working closely on government programs to support those with needs caused or enhanced by the pandemic. Click below to visit the ELCA Advocacy website to earn about the work they are doing, find resources, and links to connect to elected officials.
You can access a full list of our community partners and connect directly to the agencies. Once social distancing restrictions are lifted, our community action ministry team will be busy coordinating site visits and engagement days for many partners on this list.