Ways You & Your family can volunteer & Donate!

As the holidays approach, here are some ways you and your family can help show Christ's love to our community

Cookie Drive

Missions Committee will be collecting Christmas cookies between now and Sunday, December 12!  Cookies can be one type or a variety, frozen (place in the church freezer at your convenience) or fresh (please bring the weekend of December 11-12).  Please package your cookies in disposable containers/ziplock bags.


The cookies will be re-packaged and then donated to Light of Life.  Please include a copy of any recipes.  Thank you!


Light of Life:

The Christmas season is a very busy time for the single mothers and their children in our women and children’s

program. The women are concentrating fulltime on getting their lives back to together by attending counseling sessions, educational classes and preparing for meaningful careers.  You can encourage these families to continue making positive changes by baking them Christmas cookies and sharing your joy in our Savior’s birth in a very real way. For folks who have spent past Christmas seasons homeless or in despair, your simple gesture of Christmas cheer will deeply touch their hearts and those of their children. You can encourage our clients and families this Christmas

donating 5 dozen cookies (any variety), delivered in a non-returnable plastic container, that we will be able to freeze.  Please include your recipes! They will help our women remember and repeat your gift. 

Women's CHoice Network

Give the Greatest Gift this year. Share the true meaning of Christmas by demonstrating the love of

Jesus as you care for our WCN Client families. Choose to volunteer, bake, or donate toys. Details below or call 724-935-0130.


BAKE

What’s a Christmas party without plates full of Christmas cookies? Choose your favorite recipe and

donate 2, 4 or 6 dozen cookies. Call us to confirm at 724-935-0130 by December 10. Plan to deliver to

our Monroeville Center between 9AM and noon on Monday, December 13 or to our Wexford office.


DONATE

Make a child smile this Christmas. The 11th annual Holiday Toy Drive sponsored by Walnut Grill Restaurants starts now. Donate new unwrapped toys for children newborn to 8 years of age. Clients who have participated in our Life Support programs are eligible to choose gifts for their children at our three Christmas parities. Donate at any of the Walnut Grill locations or at our Centers no later than December 10.


EVENTS

>> December 11. Fill That Truck! Holiday Toy Drive at Walnut Grill starts at 9:30AM. Come help stuff the truck and deliver to our three Centers.

>> December 13. Monroeville Center Christmas party from 3 to 7PM. Volunteers needed starting at noon. Volunteers help our team to create “over the top” Christmas parties for our young client families. Address is: 4075 Monroeville Blvd. Corporate One Park, Building 2, Suite 100, Monroeville 15146.

>> December 14. North Side Center Christmas party from 2 to 6PM. Volunteers needed starting at noon. Volunteers help our team to create “over the top” Christmas parties for our young client families. Address is: 425 East Ohio Street, Pittsburgh, 15212.

>> December 16. Oakland Center Christmas party from 3 to 7PM. Volunteers needed starting at noon.

Address is: 4615 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, 15213.

>> December 17 and 18. Christmas Toy Sale at The Nest. City wide community event Christmas Sale.

Volunteers needed between 10 and 6--perfect for teens! You’ll help moms choose toys, provide activities for children and be part of sharing the love of Jesus at this special time of year. Address: 425 East Ohio Street, Pittsburgh, 15212.


To volunteer, contact us at

partnerservices@womenschoicenetwork.com or call 724-935-0130.

North Hills Community OUtreach:  Toy Drive

November 8 - December 8

Every holiday season, NHCO holds a toy collection, allowing thousands of children in need to have a memorable holiday. Last year, 821 Children received new toys, games, and other gifts for the holidays.

You can purchase items from our Amazon Wishlist and have sent directly to our main office.

Here are a few toy and gift ideas:


Gift cards for clothing stores, Amazon, Target, Walmart, Etc. (teens loves these!)

Board games

Puzzles and Books

Plush blankets

Bath/body items

Craft kits and art supplies

Sports equipment

Ear buds, phone chargers, other phone accessories

Popular toys

Makeup kits


Or, choose an item off this Amazon wish list:

https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/1RYUGHFC81O9I?ref_=wl_fv_le

Spread Joy in Warm Springs:  

Holly & Evan with Sacred Road Ministries

As we look forward to Thanksgiving and Christmas, we want to thank you for your prayers and involvement in our ministry to the people of Warm Springs. We also want to let you know how you can support our ministry in a few specific ways this season.


For Thanksgiving, we need to raise $5,000, as we will be distributing 250 food boxes to families in Warm Springs who are in need of a Thanksgiving meal. We will behanding out those food boxes alongside tribal employees we have worked with in the past, with the hopes of continuing to deepen relationships with them.

We are also looking to raise $750 for a Christmas party at the Boys and Girls Club in Warm Springs, where around 50 kids will receive Christmas gifts, have fun playing games and making crafts, and watch and participate in the true story of Jesus’ birth.


Additionally, we are looking forward to 2022 and increased ministry in Warm Springs as we expect to be living on location by this time next year. As we get closer to that point, there are one-time costs associated with starting full-time ministry and recurring costs once we are established on location. Any money that is raised beyond what we need for the holidays will help cover those costs.


As we share the message of joy and hope that Christ offers, we need your help to make these special events happen! Please prayerfully consider if you are able to make either a recurring or one-time donation that will allow us to continue to share the gospel, in word and in deed, to the community of Warm Springs in the upcoming year.


To give online please visit:

sacredroadministries.org/give?form=ChristmasWarmSprings

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You can also mail a check designated for Warm Springs to the Donation Address provided.

May you be reminded of the goodness of God and the beauty of His free gift of salvation this Christmas season.

In Christ,

The Shaw Family


NEEDS:

$5,000 for Thanksgiving Food Boxes.

$750 for a Christmas Party for 50+ kids.

DONATION ADDRESS:

Sacred Road Ministries

PO Box 400

Harrah, WA. 98933

Living IN Liberty

Volunteers are needed:

- at the store to sort items and put clothing on hangers, serve at the cash register, etc. Teens are welcome to serve here as well!

- in outreach (particularly the North Side),

- at the safe home (to drive women to appointments, to spend time with them at the home)

- to prepare meals. Frozen meals can be dropped off at the Repurposed store. They are reheated and served at one of the outreach centers or the safe home later. Recipe suggestions can be found at:

https://www.livinginliberty.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/OutreachRecipes8.2017.pdf


Here is a link to the volunteer application: https://www.livinginliberty.org/application-2/


They hold a prayer meeting each Thursday night at 6:30 p.m. This week it is on Zoom only, but they usually offer Zoom and an in-person option at the Strip District location of Orchard Hill Church. We would welcome any of you to participate!

You can sign up for volunteer training: https://www.livinginliberty.org/events/


Here is a link to information about the Repurposed store: http://repurposedpgh.com

They would be grateful for your donations. They do have a truck that will come to pick up large items at your home. Please also shop there when you have a need!  Proceeds support Living in Liberty's outreach to trafficked women.