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Care Packages for the Homeless

Join us as we make care packages for the homeless on Wednesday, March 23rd, in the gym. Pizza will be served at 6:00 p.m. and bag assembly will begin at 6:30 p.m. All ages welcome! No cost! Don't miss this incredible opportunity to impact the lives of homeless individuals in our community. The bags contain personal hygiene and nonperishable food items. They may be kept in cars and handed to people at intersections.

Location: 
Gym
Date: 
Wednesday, March 23, 2016 - 6:00pm

Voice Your Support for Supportive Housing Services in Illinois

What is the Issue?
Governor Rauner’s FY16 proposed budget would cut supportive housing services by $12.7 million. This would devastate the community safety net in Illinois.

Why Does it Matter?
Homelessness causes illnesses and makes existing mental and physical illness worse, leading to expensive treatment and medical services.
Supportive Housing improves physical and mental health, which reduces the need for these services, particularly expensive inpatient mental healthcare and hospitalization.
More affordable than housing in state hospitals, prisons or nursing homes:
Supportive Housing is an investment – not an expense.

What is the Solution?
We can’t cut ourselves out of the fiscal crisis. A revenue solution is needed to balance the budget and protect services that save lives and save money.

How Can I Help?
The budget is still being debated in the legislature and there is still time to voice your support for these programs. Click here for links to contact Gov. Rauner and your state legislators or stop by the parlor on Sunday morning to sign a petition.

Supportive Housing ends homelessness.
Together, our many voices will send a single strong message to our legislators.

Care Packages for the Homeless

Unsure how to help when you see homeless individuals at traffic lights or at the train station? On May 21, our congregation will be making homeless care packages that may be kept in cars and handed to people at intersections. Pizza will be served as we enjoy a time of fellowship in the Gym, starting at 6pm, and assemble Ziploc bags full of helpful items.

During May we will collect the following items in the church parlor:

  • Care PackageGallon size Ziplock storage bags
  • Socks (Men and women)
  • Rain Poncho
  • Chapstick
  • Comb
  • Individual Kleenex packets
  • Non-perishable foods such as Tuna Salad with pop-tops
  • Fruit cup or applesauce snack
  • Crackers with peanut butter or cheese
  • Granola or cereal bar
  • Juice boxes

Look for the Homeless Care Kit collection box at the UMW table in the parlor.

Please register below so we know how many supplies are needed. If you need any more information, contact: Ina Osborn

Location: 
Gym
Date: 
Wednesday, May 21, 2014 - 6:00pm

PADS: A Great Big Thank You!!

Thank you to everyone who is helping out with PADS this year on both our Fishes and Loaves teams! We are just 3 positions away from being complete! We still need a female for the 11P-3A shift and one person to fill in just for November. We also need someone to help with 3A-7A for November only. Your continued support of this important mission is so appreciated by the less fortunate in our community!

PADS Sign-Ups Begin!

Sign-ups will be taking place in the parlor on Sunday, September 8, 15, and 22. Please stop by and see where you can help out!

Along with all the regular positions and food donations needed, we are especially in need of the following:

  • Greeter Coordinator, thank you to Rich DeMink for his many years of filling this position!
  • Greeters for both first and second Tuesdays.
  • Shopper, someone to keep inventory and purchase supplies when needed.
  • Wed AM laundry drop off at Good Sam.

Thank you everyone for your continued support for this important mission! (You can always contact Diane in the church office too!)

PADS Volunteers Needed for Fishes Team 2012-2013

There are still openings for our Fishes team beginning Tuesday, November 6 for both workers and food. Fishes serve PADS the first Tuesdays in November, January, March and May.

Volunteers Needed:

  • 11:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m. - Female Volunteer
  • 5:30 a.m. to 7 a.m. - 1 person to prepare and serve breakfast
  • 6:00 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. - 2 people to clean up

Food Items Needed:

  • Tetrazzini Casserole (recipe available) - Need 1
  • Salad - 15 servings and 2 bottles of dressing
  • Fruit - 10 servings (melon, oranges, grapes, bananas - no apples) - Need 2

If you are able to volunteer, please contact Scott and Renie Curry.

P.A.D.S. Volunteers Needed

P.A.D.S. is in need of a morning crew supervisor for every other first Wednesday AM of the month. This is a 2-3 hour committment from 5:00 AM to 8:00 AM. Training is available.

If you are able to volunteer, please contact Diane Kerr. Thank you!

PADS volunteer needed

PADS is in need of a morning crew supervisor for the first Wed morning of the month. This is a once a month (or every other month, if 2 people come forward) 2-3 hour commitment from 5AM to 8AM Training is available. Contact Diane at diane@dgfumc.org if you are interested.

PADS Giving

PADS is always in need of items of clothing. Help make someone's New Year a little brighter by donating socks, long underwear, flannel shirts, sweatshirts, and sweatpants. All must be new and at least a size large. Please bring to the church by January 15th.

PADS Giving

PADS is always in need of items of clothing. Help make someone’s New Year a little brighter by donating socks, long underwear, flannel shirts, sweatshirts, and sweatpants. All must be new and at least a size large. Please bring to the church by January 15th.

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