June Mission of the Month
The Mission and Outreach Committee is once again preparing baskets for "Picnic in a Basket," our June Mission of the Month. They will be distributed by Family of New Paltz for Fourth of July to families in our local area.
Below is a list of suggested items for the baskets.
We will be collecting items from now until Sunday, June 25th.
We will also need volunteers to help put them together on Wed. June 28th at 10:00am.
If you aren't able to contribute items, you can make a donation in the Mission of the Month envelope in the pews, or mail it to the church. Money collected for the Mission of the Month during the offering will be used to complete baskets.
Twice Blessed will be providing $25 gift cards to one of the local grocery stores to purchase items that are perishable such as meat, milk etc..
The baskets will be wrapped and festively decorated. Wendy Leone has designed beautiful tags to add to the baskets saying "This basket was prepared for your family with love by the New Paltz Reformed Church. We hope you enjoy it." They will also say the gift cards are generously provided by the church thrift store,Twice Blessed.
What a wonderful way to spread some goodwill and make the Fourth of July special for some local families!
Canned tuna fish, canned chicken, pasta for salad, small mayonnaise, mustard, ketchup, napkins, plates, juice boxes, drink mix (lemonade/ice tea) ,cake mix, brownie mix, icing (any dessert), pickles, olives, peanut butter, jelly, red and white checkered tablecloths.
Each basket will also contain one of our new grocery bags with a sketch of the church on it.
We also need large baskets. They can be new or used as long as they are in good condition and clean.
Feel free to contribute something a little special for the Fourth of July.
Drop off boxes are located outside the Social Hall and outside the Fireside Room in the Education Building.
We hope you share our enthusiasm for this outreach project.
The Mission and Outreach Committee