Reverse Advent Calendar -- Sharing Our Blessings 2022
All year long our goal as Christians is to think of others! As the Advent season is quickly approaching, we are truly drawn to the gift of Jesus and how we can share our blessings with others even more. Last year’s Reverse Advent giving was a huge success, with the Oshkosh community participating as well. The need is great, let’s make this year even better!
Some of you may not be aware of what the Reverse Advent Calendar is. For a set time, we will ask you to purchase designated items for the listed charities. We ask that you bring these items to church, and they will be distributed before Christmas.
We will kick off the donation time starting Sunday November 20th and closing on Sunday December 11. We chose four charities to purchase their most needed and wanted items. If it is a better option for you, monetary gifts will be equally divided between the four. Please make out checks to Women’s Fellowship with Reverse Advent Calendar in the memo line.
The charities that were chosen for support are as follows:
THE CHRISTINE ANN CENTER—A center that provides help for victims of domestic abuse.
DAMASCUS ROAD—Founded in 2009, this organization is “dedicated to fighting the evil of human trafficking.” It is run by trained staff that are totally volunteer!
FOOD PANTRY—The pantry believes that with the community’s help, no one should have to go hungry.
THE WARMING SHELTER— Not only is this a place for temporary food and shelter, but it also provides services to the most vulnerable to become self-sufficient.
THE ITEMS NEEDED ARE AS FOLLOWS:
CHRISTINE ANN CENTER: Pull up diapers size 3-4, Garbage bags 13-gal drawstring, Dish soap, Kwik Trip gift cards $10 increments, Laundry detergent
DAMASCUS ROAD: Bus passes (Valley and Go Transit), Kwik Trip, Walmart, Amazon, and Grocery Gift Cards
FOOD PANTRY: Creamy peanut butter, Canned Fruit, Pasta Sauce, Canned Meat (shelf stable), Tuna, Canned Vegetables NOT CORN OR GREEN BEANS. Wants-Cake and cookie mix, cooking oil, canned frosting, sprinkles, marshmallows.
THE WARMING SHELTER: Adult gloves/mittens, Hand warmers, Adult warm socks, Coffee-large can regular, Powdered creamer. Wants-Juice boxes, Fruit cups, Granola bars
There will be tables set up in the narthex for you to deliver your items. All monetary or gift cards should be delivered to the office. Thank you for helping our neighbors in need. This project is spearheaded by Women’s Fellowship with the support and financial backing of the Benevolence Ministry Group.
Thank you for your support!!