This summer, we’re offering three concrete ways to make an impact on the lives of our neighbors! Keep reading for three opportunities to impact a neighborhood close to Central, support families coming out of homelessness and a tangible way to give back to families facing the criminal justice system.
Children’s Book Drive for Emmaus House – All books due JUNE 19
The Road Episcopal Service Corps, in partnership with Emmaus House, is building two Little Free Libraries for children and young adults in Peoplestown. This book drive will stock these libraries and provide reading fun for kids this summer!
Please share new or gently used books with Peoplestown young people in Pre-K through 12th grade. We strongly encourage book selections featuring protagonists of color and/or kids’ science books, but welcome any books.
Book collection is June 12th through Juneteenth (Sunday, June 19th). We will collect books in our donation boxes in Tull Hull before or after worship on Sundays. The Little Free Libraries’ ribbon-cutting celebration will be June 24th, 2016 at 3:15 PM and you are welcome to join!
Linen Drive for the Furniture Bank of Metro Atlanta – All items due JULY 8
The Furniture Bank of Metro Atlanta, an awesome organization whose mission is to recycle gently-used furniture and household items by collecting it from the community and giving it to individuals and families moving out of homelessness and fleeing domestic violence, as well as countless others struggling to make ends meet.
The Furniture Bank is currently running low on bed linens and is hoping to collect either twin sheet or double sheet sets. You may place the linens in our donation boxes in Tull Hull before or after worship on Sundays.
Backpack Drive for Georgia Justice Project – All items due JULY 8
Summer has just begun but we have an excellent opportunity to support the kids of clients of the Georgia Justice Project as they return to school in August. We’re hoping to collect at least 10 backpacks for 10 elementary aged-kids, 5 boys and 5 girls, full of school supplies. This project is in partnership with GJP who is reaching out to strong communities all over the city to collect at least 300 filled packs. Backpacks can be collected between now at July 8th. You may bring them with you to worship on Sundays and place in our donation boxes in Tull Hall. For the full list of supplies, click here.