Thanks to your financial generosity and receiving 20% of the proceeds from all fundraising events, our Board of Mission and Outreach is able to contribute between $15,000 to $20,000 annually to various charities and community-based organizations (CBOs) in our local and global communities. Recipients this year include: Benevilla, Meals on Wheels, Sun City Community Fund, Sun City Posse, New Life Shelter, Sow the Seed Youth Camp, UCC Disaster Relief Fund, NW Sun City Connect, Glendale Missions Ministry, HART Pantry, Solutions Church, Asylum Seekers, Tent of Nations, Dysart Community Center.
In addition to these monetary contributions, our members donate physical items throughout the year including clothing, water, soup, diapers, hygiene products, backpacks, snack items, school supplies, blankets, and more. In an effort to maximize our non-financial donations, and provide the most help possible to our beneficiaries, the Social Justice Action Team and Board of Mission and Outreach have established a donations calendar. The needs are great, and donations can be made anytime throughout the year. But by emphasizing specific charities and CBOs during specific months of the year we will help bring attention to the causes, the items needed, and make our donations power more effective.
Thank you, Church of the Palms, for being such a giving church!!
|January/February||Children First Academy (homeless elementary school students)||Water (8oz bottles)|
|Valley View Community Food Bank (Souper Bowl competition with neighboring churches)||Soups (cans and dry mix)|
|March/April||Dysart Community Center||Children’s Underwear and Socks, Copy paper, Construction Paper, Arts & Crafts Supplies, Pencils/Erasers, Board Games, English/Spanish Dictionaries|
|May/June||New Life Center (Domestic Violence Shelter)||Baby Diapers (sizes 4-6 months)|
|July /August||HART Pantry (homeless high school students)||Back to School Items (school supplies & backpacks)|
|September/October||Asylum Seekers (mostly women & children approved by ICE for asylum court hearing)||Adult (size small) and Children (boys & girls) Clothing|
|November/December||HART Pantry (homeless high school students)||Christmas gifts (high school students)|