Its that time of Year! Honor the amazing women in your life with a donation of purses, cosmetics, toiletries or a monetary contribution. Celebrating 19 years of collaboration with our agency partners in hopes of distribution of over 3,000 purses. All contributions for this event need to be received by Monday, May 7th 2018. … Read More ›
EPC will provide a collection box in the narthex through October 1, 2017. Please remember that only NEW, packaged items will be accepted. In addition to underwear, Shoebox Ministries is also attempting to collect 40,000 pairs of new socks to wrap for local shelters to distribute as Christmas gifts for the homeless. www.shoeboxministry.org
Each year our food banks struggle to provide enough water to support the needs of the homeless in the valley. Our congregation will also conduct a water collection to help in this effort on August 14. The generosity of each of you in these endeavors to support mission work in our community is very much… Read More ›
This year we will be engaging in a summer food fight with Heritage Presbyterian Church. Our food (only) collection will begin on Sunday, July 10 and be completed three weeks later on Sunday, July 24. Food will be collected all three Sundays.
Put a smile on a Mother’s face! Mother’s Day Purses It was such a success last year, let’s do it again! Through a project sponsored by Shoebox Ministries, let’s help children in family and domestic violence shelters show their love on Mother’s Day. Please collect and fill new and gently used purses with gift items,… Read More ›
New socks are collected, and distributed to over 60 valley agencies and shelters. Our goal is to collect 40,000 pairs of new socks. Please drop them off at least one week before Christmas to give us enough time to get them distributed by Christmas.
Do you have used eyeglasses sitting around that you can’t use anymore? The Lions of Illinois Foundation will repair, refurbish and sort them, then send them off to the needy. We will have a box sitting under the flower chart in the sanctuary to collect them for a couple months so we can contribute to… Read More ›
Our Church organist Michael Ellis has created a CD of Sacred Piano Music that is available in the narthex for a suggested donation of $5. Checks should be made out to EPC with “CD” on the memo line. Donations will be used for improvements to the recording system in the sanctuary.
New undergarments are collected and distributed to agencies and shelters that assist homeless men, women and children. Each morning as we dress, we take for granted that when we open our drawer, there will be clean undergarments awaiting us. Undergarments are a luxury item thousands of homeless men and women don’t have.
Some of us may be fortunate enough to escape the summer heat, but that is not the case for our local homeless families. During the summer months, we experience a decline of toiletry donations. Remember to collect those free hotel toiletries and donate them to Shoebox!