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
Celebrate the gifts brought to the baby Jesus by the wise ones by participating in our three gift giving opportunities this Epiphany! On January 11, January 25, and February 8 items will be collected at Reformation for three organizations that Reformation supports. Click below to download all the information on what donations will be collected on each date. Contact Linda Bucher with any questions.
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.
Paul's Run Retirement Community is receiving notes of cheer and good wishes for their residents. Paul's Run is a Lutheran care community but home to people of many faith traditions so please make notes general well wishes that can be shared with everyone! Notes can be mailed addressed to: Chaplain at Paul's Run, 9896 Bustleton Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19115.
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. Reformation will be hosting a blood drive on Sunday, January 17, 9:00 am - 2:00 pm. Register on the Red Cross website. Contact Jessica Reitano with any questions.
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.