- Written by Nelly Sanford Nelly Sanford
- Created: 20 July 2011 20 July 2011
If you have not yet picked up a school supply list for the homeless children at Laurel Elementary, please consider it soon. Supplies are due to Saint John’s by Sunday, August 7. The Board will fill backpacks with supplies on Saturday the thirteenth and deliver everything to Laurel on the fifteenth of August. To all of you who have already filled a school supply bag, thanks for bestowing your blessings on others!
Thrivent has a food donation box near the Welcome Center. Food that you bring will be weighed and St. John’s will receive a minimum of 50 cents per pound. All of the food you donate as well as the cash received from Thrivent will be given to Saint John’s Food Bank, unlike in previous years. The traditional donation of grocery bags full of food at Thanksgiving will close out the food donation drive for Saint John‘s Food Bank.
At this time, the Board of Human Needs is in need of members who attend the 10:45 service. Currently all members typically attend the first service, which makes it difficult to man projects during or after the second service. If you are a regular attendee at the 10:45 service, with a heart for helping in community projects, please consider speaking to one of the members of the Human Needs Board—Bill & Lola Funke, Marlis Lane, Bill & Chris Rattenborg, Joel & Nelly Sanford or Leon & Arlene Knox) and getting more information. Our next formal meeting will be in October. Please consider joining us as we provide for the needy in Fort Collins.
We would love to have assistance assembling backpacks on Saturday, August 13, at 9:00 am in Room 302 (the Sun Room).
One more thing: Our Clothing Bank is running very low on all items, especially children’s clothing! Please remember this ministry of Saint John’s to the community when going through old clothes and household items. You can drop off your donations of clothing or small household/kitchen items at the Welcome Center on Sunday morning or at the church office during the week. Thanks!
Nelly Sanford chairs Saint John’s Board of Human Needs, which finds opportunities for the members of Saint John’s to provide a Christian witness by helping people in the community struggling with daily necessities.