URGENT NEEDS: BASIC NEEDS ITEMS
The Catholic Charities Mamie George Community Center in Richmond is currently experiencing a shortage of in-kind donations for their basic needs program & pantry and are reaching out to area churches and businesses for assistance. MGCC provides food, rent, utilities, medication and financial assistance and support services aimed at returning individuals and families to self-sufficiency. As they help relieve the overwhelming stress that comes from the lack of basic needs, those in crisis are better able to work towards self-sufficiency. MGCC is in need of the following items:
- Single packaged PAPER TOWELS
- 4 packs TOILET PAPER
- 32 oz. DISHWASHING LIQUID (Dawn, Palmolive, etc.)
- 25 oz. ALL PURPOSE CLEANER (Pine-Sol, Fabuloso, etc.)
- 25 oz. LAUNDRY DETERGENT
CURRENT NEED: PARKS YOUTH RANCH PROJECTS
Are you a Scout looking for an Eagle project? A handyman looking for a way to volunteer? If so, the Parks Youth Ranch Homeless Shelter needs some assistance building cubbie-style storage in the bedrooms. For more information, contact the Executive Director, Shannon Bloesch at 832-390-4797 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
DONATIONS FOR MAMIE GEORGE COMMUNITY CENTER
Gracious Gifts, the gift shop in the Catholic Charities Mamie George Community Center, is in need of new or very gently used gift items. Gracious Gifts provides low cost gift items for the poor & elderly in the area to purchase gifts for their loved ones. Donations can be dropped at the parish or Social Concerns offices marked - MGCC - for Mamie George Community Center.
- Jewelry (especially trendy items),
- Bath sets (bath & body works type),
- Men’s & women’s wallets, scarves,
- New decorative candles or picture frames,
- Inspirational books, crosses, etc.
Trini's Corner Market
Trini’s Corner Market, a food pantry with grocery at the Catholic Charities Mamie George Community Center, is in need of fresh food items. Please drop donations M-Tu-Wed to the Social Concerns Ministry or parish office. This benefits Mamie George and the Parks Youth Ranch.
- Fresh produce (non-refrigerated items) i.e. apples, oranges, pineapples, etc.
DONATIONS FOR SOCIAL CONCERNS MINISTRY
Just mark donations as - SCM - and drop in the parish office or the Social Concerns office. We especially need the mini TOOTHPASTE. For various Social Concerns Ministry projects.
- Mini/trial size shampoo
- lotion, etc.
Items For the Troops
These donations are for care packages for our troops serving overseas. Mark donation: TROOPS.
- Beef jerky, tuna or chicken (soft packets)
- dried fruit
- peanut butter crackers
- sugarless gum (tropical, orange or bubble gum)
- black, green or tan cotton crew socks
- protein bars
- individual size Gold Bond Powder
Items for Food Pantries
UNEXPIRED, non-perishable food items for donation to various food pantries. Please mark donations: SCM
Coupons for a Cause
Sunday Coupon inserts for our Coupons for a Cause program. Drop off in parish office or the basket on hospitality table in church narthex.