Every year, our congregation provides Thanksgiving and Christmas Food Boxes for about a dozen families. We also provide Christmas gift bags for around 100 people. We’d like to continue to provide these much-needed gifts. The congregation’s contributions make these gifts possible. You can help in three ways: (1) Select some of the items from the lists and drop them off at the church in one of the Gathering Spaces. (2) Select items that you want to give and order them from your favorite store and have it mailed to Grace at 21 Carroll Street, Westminster, MD 21157. (3) Or send a monetary donation to Grace marked, “Holiday gifts for our Neighbors.” Donations for the Thanksgiving boxes are needed by November 15. Donations for the Christmas boxes and bags are needed by December 1.
Items needed for the Thanksgiving boxes: small cans of gravy, sauerkraut, green beans, applesauce, cranberry sauce, and a small box of stuffing (We add a turkey and pie.)
Items needed for the Christmas boxes: small cans of green beans, corn, a box of instant potatoes or a can of sweet potatoes (We add hams and fresh fruit.)
Items needed for the Christmas bags: toothpaste, 1 tooth brush, 1 shampoo, 1 comb or brush, 1 deodorant, 1 small pack of tissues, 1 chapstick, 1 pair large, warm socks, 1 pair gloves, 1 pack of Ramen noodles, 1 snack pack of crackers, 1 candy bar. Please include a Christmas card signed “Your neighbor at Grace Lutheran Church.”
Your help will be greatly appreciated!