Clean Start for the New Year
Most of us worry more about having time to do the laundry than about having detergent to use, but that is not true for everyone around us. One highly sought- but seldom donated item at the North Fulton Community Charities' Food Pantry is laundry detergent.
Let’s help! Please bring POWDERED laundry detergent to church and leave it in the mailbox hallway. Our young people will divide it all up into smaller, labelled baggies for the Pantry. We made 200 bags last time. Let’s outdo ourselves this year!
PLUS, Fruit for February
As fast as we put peaches, pears, and pineapple, etc. on shelves, they fly out the door to a family in need. Please consider adding a can or two of fruit to your grocery cart each time you shop in February. Drop your cans in the Blue Bin in the mailbox hallway and they will find their way to the Pantry!
General Food Pantry Word to the Wise: Please avoid glass containers. Too many opportunities for breakage.
Both items needed for February.
St. David's was honored to partner with North Fulton Community Charities last week as we hosted their 2021 Thanksgiving Food Distribution Program. Donations of food were brought to St. David's from all over the area which were then sorted by volunteers from all over the Fulton County.
Over 500 households were able to have a Thanksgiving meal because of this program and St. David's was honored to support this effort by donating our facilities, collecting food, and providing volunteers to help direct traffic in the parking lot, sort food, pack bags, and more!
Almighty and gracious Father, make us, we pray, faithful stewards of your great bounty, for the provision of our necessities and the relief of all who are in need, to the glory of your Name; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen. - Book of Common Prayer, page 246
St. David's is collecting donations of 10- 12 lb. frozen Turkeys to help support our community outreach partner NFCC's Holiday Food Program.
Last year, St. David's donated 275 frozen turkeys and this year, the need is even greater.
You may drop off your frozen turkey donations in the front parking lot of St. David's Sunday, November 14th starting at 7:30 a.m. through 1:00 p.m.
We are also looking for donations of the following items:
St. David’s will host the annual NFCC Thanksgiving Meals distribution beginning Monday, November 15, through Sunday, November 21. During this week, St. David's will welcome 700 families and hundreds of volunteers from the Roswell area.
We need Parking Lot Ambassadors to direct cars into our main and back parking lots. We also need Snack Table Hosts to tend the snack table for the many hard working volunteers who are making sure families receive food for a Thanksgiving meal.
You may choose any day and shift you prefer, and please consider more than shift. The shifts are short, usually 3 to 4 hours. There will be tents set up in the main and back parking lots to keep you comfortable, rain or shine, and we will provide a chair.
Volunteering is easy. A Volunteer Table will be in the hallway at St. David’s on Sunday, October 31, and again on November 7, at all three services, or you may email Shelby Crain to choose a time that fits into your schedule. Click link to see Days/Times/Tasks.
Thank you and please come and be a part of this wonderful and joyful week!
* All backpacks and supplies must be brand new!
* Please have all donations to St. David's by Sunday, July 25.
Save the Date(s) for a Virtual Race
and celebrate St. David’s Day!
When: March 1st, 2021 – March 20th, 2021
Where: Where ever you choose!
Why: Get some fresh air and exercise while supporting St. David’s & N.F.C.C.
Who: ANYONE! Run, walk, or stroll, to accomplish your goal.
More information will be coming soon regarding sign-ups, donations, and sponsorships. If you are interested, please contact Kristen Acker at firstname.lastname@example.org. And yes, you will get a
T-shirt! Thank you!!!
St. David’s participation in the 2020 North Fulton Community Charities Santa Shop is off to a great start. Many of you have already selected gifts from the registry or made a financial donation to support this effort. Thank you for your support if you have already purchased gifts through the registry link! There is still time to support this event.
Click Here to shop for gifts or make an online donation through the app or website. From the online giving page, put in whatever amount you want to donate, select “NFCC Santa Shop” from the drop-down list and select “One Time” frequency. You can also send a check to St. David’s and please add “NFCC Santa Shop” in the memo line. All funds received will be used to purchase gift cards.
We are also aware that navigating the registry website has been a challenge and is not very intuitive. If you have difficulty with the registry, please feel free to purchase any gift of your choice from any outlet you prefer and have it shipped to Jacquie Tracy, North Fulton Community Charities, 11270 Elkins Road, Roswell, GA, 30076 or make a cash donation through St. David’s. Once again, thank you for your support!
Contact Robert Ward if you have any questions.
Thank you for your continued support!