We collect canned goods and other non-perishable items each month. Then, 9:45 on the second Saturday of each month, many of the youth and adults from New Hope volunteer to help distribute that food to folks in need. There is a world of difference between dropping canned goods into a basket at church and making eye contact with a grateful mother who can now feed her children. Our youth are living out their faith by being a blessing to others. You should try it. Second Saturday of every month
Did you ever wonder what happens to the loose change in our collection plate? New Hope has a long-standing project called “Coins for Concern.” In 2017 your loose change will be donated several different charities throughout St. Charles county. Does your family have a coin jar at home? Bring it in next Sunday. Sometimes the little things make the biggest difference.
We are always collecting new and used shoes for the Shoeman Water Project! Once collected, the shoes get a second life through sale to exporters. Money from the sale of the shoes purchases well drilling rigs, water purification systems, and other supplies to bring clean, fresh water to those in need, To participate, give your shoes the boot by donating your used and new shoes, tied or rubber-banned into pairs into our drop off bin, located by the Mission Table.
In partnership with Harvest Ridge Elementary School, we are collecting ankle-length socks (white, black, gray, or colors), as well as athletic/sweat pants for boys and girls and leggings for girls. Sized for elementary-aged children, grades K-5, these can be new or gently used. They will be provided to the children, as needed.
School snacks: we are collecting snacks for Harvest Ridge students. You may pick up lists of peanut-free snacks and drop off your donations in the “Information and Outreach” area of the Narthex
We are always collecting items for the homeless. Below is a list of TRAVEL SIZE items need:
Shampoo and Conditioner
Wash cloths or small hand towels
Nail files and clippers
Donations can be dropped off at church. Thank you again for your caring and generosity!