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  • Spring Bounty Collection starts April 11

    Ward Church Care 3 weeks ago

    On Sundays April 11, 18, and 25, Ward Church will be collecting non-perishable food and personal items for Salvation Army (Plymouth), Northville Civic Concern, and Helps On The Way (Garden City). As people emerge from the long, trying year we’ve just had, many people all throughout our area are in need of basic necessities. You may donate non-perishable food items and personal care items, as well as donate money so the organizations can purchase any items they need. Thank you for blessing so many families who are struggling.

    Wondering what to donate?

    Check out a list of suggested donation items. Print it off and take it with you on your next shopping trip.

    When and where to give

    You can start dropping off donations, starting April 11 through April 25. Drop them off in the hallway near Entry 1, across from the WardStudents’ High School area. You can also donate monetarily. You can donate by check, and make it payable to Ward Church with “Spring Bounty” written in memo section and drop them off at any giving box, located around Ward Church. Or, you can give via our online giving platform. Choose “Spring Bounty” for the giving designation.

    Not comfortable entering the building?

    You can drop off your Spring Bounty donation just outside Door 5 at any time!


    What items can I donate?

    Only items on the Donation Collection Item list can be accepted for this program. Anything on this list will be appreciated. If you have the chance to buy specific items, “most wanted” means exactly that.

    What organizations will be given these donations?

    The local facilities for Salvation Army (Plymouth), Northville Civic Concern, and Helps On The Way (Garden City).

    Do the items have to be purchased new or can I raid my pantry at home?

    Unused, unopened items from home are fine! But—PLEASE CHECK ALL EXPIRATION DATES, “USE BY” DATES, etc. We cannot distribute any item with an expiration or “use by” date earlier than June 1, 2021.

    What if I have some homemade items that are on the list?

    We’re sure they are delicious, but we cannot distribute homemade items of any kind. And we cannot accept any items where the container has been opened or the seal broken.

    Can I buy donation items in bulk?

    Yes, but for items such as paper goods and diapers, ONLY IF these have individually wrapped items or wrapped smaller packs of items that can be broken out for dispersal to those in need.

    What about Jumbo or Economy sized items?

    Please no! It is much more helpful to the organizations distributing the donation items to have 2 or 3 small-to- medium sized jars, containers, cans, or boxes, so they can meet the needs of several families, rather than one huge container that can serve only one family.

    What size disposable diapers would be best?

    Any size is really okay, but the organizations say that larger infant sizes, such as 4-6 months, are especially helpful.

    Can I donate money instead of actual items?

    You sure can! Cash is okay, but we can’t provide a receipt. Checks are fine, made payable to Ward Church, with Spring Bounty written on the memo line.

    Can you pick up items at my house?

    Sorry, we can’t. But if you need help bringing items into the church, ask for help at the Collection desk.

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