IHN Needs Your Help for Christmas!
We have the unique opportunity this Christmas to support and share the love of Christ with homeless families as we help provide gifts for the Interfaith Hospitality Network guests at Christmas. Due to a gap week in scheduling a collaborative effort is being made by many congregations to support these families. Will you please prayerfully consider helping? St. Mark’s will be providing Christmas presents for the families and gift cards for the parents to shop. It is a wonderful mission opportunity for the entire family. We won’t know the make up of the families or their specific needs until closer to Christmas. If you are interested in helping sponsor the IHN families at Christmas, please contact Ali Lemberg.
Good Samaritan Network
Good Samaritan Network of Hamilton County aids families in need at Thanksgiving and Christmas. This year, St. Mark’s has been asked to help with gifts for the children and teens that are often forgotten. We will be collecting new and unwrapped items through Sunday, December 2nd.
Toys for boys and girls 6-12
Male and Female shaving items
Gifts for Teens
Donations can be placed in the wrapped boxes in the hallway inside Door 2.
Fletcher Place Christmas
During November we are collecting new items that will be given to the Fletcher Place Community Center for their Christmas shopping service. This service is provided to parents living in poverty who have been qualified as needing assistance with Christmas food and gifts. This year we have been asked to help with certain food items and the 6-10 age group around gift items, clothes, games and art supplies. Last year, 70 children in that age group were served.
Food items – Canned veggies (carrots, corn, green beans) and beans (pintos, black beans, and lentils)
New clothes and gifts/toys for ages 6-10
New games and art supplies for ages 6-10
Donations can be placed in the wrapped boxes in the hallway inside Door 2, by Sunday, November 25.
To help deliver donations and set up. To help on distribution day (December 2) or with clean up on Dec. 4 please contact Ali Lemberg or call 317-846-4912.
The O’Connor House
The O’Connor House is a Christian home to help single, pregnant, homeless women, improve life for themselves and their children. They are located at the corner of Village Drive and 146th Street in Carmel. One of our Mission In Action Teams worked at the O’Connor House. Through this activity we have learned of some donations that would be useful and greatly appreciated. Please feel free to contribute one of the following items: Gas Cards (Preferably Shell), Grocery Cards (Walmart & Kroger), Paper Towels, Toilet Paper, Printer paper, Laminator Sheets, Hand Sanitizer, All purpose cleaner, Bleach, Windex, Toilet Bowl Cleaner, Cleaning Gloves, Lyson Wipes, Dishwasher pods, Kitchen Garbage Bags, Ziploc Bags (all sizes), Aluminum Foil Plastic Wrap, Diaper Rash Cream, Bottle Brushes, Baby lotion, Baby Wash, African American Hair Care products, Body Wash, Hand soap
Please place donated items in the wooden bin at Door 2 labeled O’Connor House. Please contact Ali Lemberg with questions.