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    Ward Church Outreach 3 weeks ago

    We are collecting for Season of Giving again starting in October! Each year, we give to three of our local partners so they may bless families and children during the Christmas season.

    Central Detroit Christian Gift + Toy Drive: 10/24 – 11/7
    Ward Church has partnered with Central Detroit Christian in the city of Detroit for decades. One of the ways this organization cares for their community in the city is through the Pride for Parents Christmas Store. This store allows parents to shop with dignity, purchasing gifts for their families for the Christmas season. Your donations make low prices and dignified shopping possible. And any funds received from the shopping goes back into to resources for these families.

    Please bring a new, unwrapped gift to the Current Focus Kiosk area between Oct. 24 and Nov. 7. They especially need gifts for teens!

    Items needed:

    • Coats
    • Toys
    • Socks
    • Hats + Gloves
    • Sporting Goods
    • Games
    • Books

    Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes:
    Every 30 seconds, a child comes to Christ through an Operation Christmas Child shoebox! Be part of changing a child’s life by filling an empty shoebox with small toys, school supplies, and personal hygiene items (no toothpaste, liquids or food items). Each shoebox is given to the child by a ministry partner in their community who shares the love of Christ with the child. At the Current Focus Kiosk area, pick up a shoebox and Oct. 24 and Oct. 31 and bring it back filled on Nov. 7 or Nov. 14. Or, you can drive through to pick up a shoebox outside of Entry 1 on Saturday, Oct. 30 from 11 a.m. to noon. 

    Serve at the OCC processing center, Dec. 6-10
    We will be taking a team of 12 to Aurora, IL, just outside of Chicago, to work at the Processing Center inspecting shoebox gifts and preparing them to be shipped. If you are interested in being part of this team, please come to the information meeting on Sunday, October 24 at 12 p.m. in the Green Room which is across from the Prayer Room (just down from the Sanctuary). You will receive an application and an information packet about the trip.


    If you have any questions, please contact margy.burkhart@ward.church.

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