Harvest 2019

Our Harvest appeal is our biggest yet.

 

We want to support two worthwhile charities who need specific help right now.
Do you remember 175 pairs of jeans - piled high two years ago
to support the Friary Drop-in centre? (Throwback picture on the right.)

We want to go even bigger this year and we believe we can. There are three aspects to our appeal with which you can help.

 

 

Firstly - Clothing

The Friary support homeless and disadvantaged adults to rebuild their lives.

There is a constant demand for mens and ladies jeans and trainers. Here's their poster.

Have you got some pairs of pre-loved (with life still in them) jeans and trainers you could donate please?

We will have a box (hopefully many) at the back of church into which these can be gathered.

Of course you might also pick up a brand new pair from a local supermarket for the price of your Friday evening meal down the pub too... now that's a lovely thought.

So here's the challenge -

200 pairs of jeans and 50 pairs of trainers ... we think we can get there over the next four weeks.

 

Secondly - Food.

Refugee Roots  is a Nottingham charity (previously known as the Rainbow Project) that operates a food bank for refugees across the city. The shelves are a looking a bit bare.

Our Harvest Services on Sunday 13th October, when we bring gifts of food to both services, will be specifically for Refugee Roots. Tinned and dried goods will be the focus. Below is a list to help with your shopping.

Food items : Rice; Long life milk; Sugar; Cooking Oil; Tea (small box); Coffee (small jar); Tinned Chopped tomatoes; Tomato puree;  Tinned meats and tinned fruits.

Non-food items: Toothbrushes; Toothpaste; Deodorant; Soap; Shower gel; Shampoo.

In previous harvests we've had 40 shopping bags of food donated. We'd love to match that this time around. Bring your gifts on the day to our service.

 

Ongoing - Food

After this initial appeal we'd like to expand our regular weekly donations of specific food items.

For some years we've had a box in the foyer that people drop food items into and we deliver that to the Friary every week.

We believe that we can expand that and continue to support the Friary and additionally, Refugee Roots. Supporting both food banks.

To do that of course, we'll need people to give twice as much or twice as many people to drop things in the box each week.

Hold onto that thought for later in October...

 

We've been blessed with so many things, here's an opportunity to share some of what we have.

Thank you.