Past Outreach Events
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Highlights from Some of Our Past Outreach Events & Projects
Lenten Project: Baby Bottle Collection (Lent 2023)
We had a wonderful response to this year’s Lenten Project, The Baby Bottle Collection for the Savannah Care Center (105 E. 34th St.). All the money collected was donated to the center to help them provide free education and assistance to women with unplanned pregnancies.
Easter Outfit Collection (March 2023)
Thanks for your wonderful response to our call for Easter dresses! As a result, we had enough Easter outfits for our PACK closet. Since we are continuing to sponsor the girls’ 6T closest, we are looking to add some spring and summer play outfits too (new girls’ clothing size 6 or shoes for youth size 12 or 13). Contact Elaine Barrow at 912-856-1774 for questions or to arrange donation pick-up.
Thank you to all the parishioners who enjoyed Sunday fellowship and filled book bags with paper, folders, and other school essentials on Sunday. We had over 41 generous people who made monetary donations towards the purchase of backpacks and supplies or who directly purchased bookbags. Thank you, everyone!
We delivered 66 bags to the excited Urban Hope children along with printed photographs of their field trip to the Green-Meldrim House in June. We were blessed to have enough school donations left over to pack four more bags for our refugee family from the Congo. Please pray for these 70 students throughout the school year.
In July, the youth of St John’s had a great time hosting an ice cream social for over 50 campers at the Fresh Air Home on Tybee. After serving ice cream, they hit the beach for some fun and games. Thank you to everyone who came to help! (Photo courtesy of Susan Arden-Joly)
We had a wonderful time hosting campers from Urban Hope on June 7, 2022! Thank you to the over 25 volunteers who helped make it a fun day for the campers and for us. We hope to see the students again soon! To see a video of highlights from the day, click here.
Thank you for all the volunteers who’ve helped us pack bags of food at PACK’s facility this past year. We had a lovely end-of-season thank-you dinner on May 4th to celebrate a great year of volunteering with you! We will resume meeting at PACK in September 2022. Hope to see you then!
2022 April/May Donations for Fresh Air Home Campers
Thank you to our parishioners for their continued support of the Fresh Air Home on Tybee Island by providing new bedding and towels for this summer’s campers!
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Urban Hope’s fundraising event, Chefs & Chocolate
We had 25 parishioners at Urban Hope’s fundraising event, Chefs & Chocolate, Friday, March 4, 2022. This is Urban Hope’s largest fundraiser of the year. St. John’s Outreach Committee has been working closely with Urban Hope, which was selected as our three-year sponsored organization.
Snack Donation Drive for P.A.C.K.
We had a great response to our call for snack donations during January and February. Sean Finnegan delivered a carload to PACK in early March 2022. Thank you to our many parishioners for their generosity!