MVK Christmas Basket
MVK Christmas Basket Project 2013
"And the King will say, 'I tell you the truth, when you did it to one of the least of these my brothers and sisters, you were doing it to Me!' Matthew 25:40 NLT
The MVK Federation of Churches will again this year seek to address the needs of some families in our school district as we plan the 20123Christmas Basket Project. As in the past 25 years, we will need your support if we are to give boxes of food and household supplies to those in need of a little boost this holiday season. We are asking for your help. When thinking about your gift, please consider the economic times, as we have seen a large increase in the number of families needing assistance. We expect 60 to 70 families to be on our list this year. We will prepare generous boxes of food, paper goods, personal care items, soap products, and gifts for children age 18 and under. We depend heavily on our four churches, but there will be expenses beyond that giving. It will take your support to enable us to buy the perishables such as bread, cheese, chicken, eggs, fresh fruit, meat, milk, and other goods needed. We hope to give at least a two week supply of food to each family regardless of how many are in the family. Each child will receive a warm sweatshirt or sweater (very young ones will receive pajamas) and several gifts purchased by the members of our churches. All funds will be used at the discretion of our committee, which is composed of members of the Mazon United Methodist Church, Verona United Methodist Church, Park Street Congregational UCC of Mazon, and the Sacred Heart Church of Kinsman.
The Mazon State Bank will accept donations for our project or you may mail them to me, Jeanne Madison, 1605 East Braceville Road, Mazon, Illinois, 60444. Please make all checks to "MVK Christmas Fund".
The names of the families receiving baskets come from our MVK Food Pantry, MVK Grade School, We Care, and our churches.
We would welcome your help in publicizing our need within your business, club, or organization. We have greatly appreciated your support in the past and thank you very much.
In Jesus’ name,
MVK Christmas Fund 2012
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
Below is a list of the many opportunities for you to be involved with the Christmas Basket Project. We need your support to make it all work!
Sunday, October 27
– FOOD DONATIONS begin.
Sunday, November 3
– GIFT TAGS will be ready for pick-up.
Sunday, November 17
10:30 a.m. – The youth and adult supervisors will DISTRIBUTE EMPTY GROCERY BAGS to all homes in Mazon, Verona, and Kinsman.
Sunday, November 24
10:15 a.m. – The youth group and adults will PICK UP THE FULL GROCERY BAGS in Mazon, Verona, and Kinsman. THIS IS ALSO THE LAST DAY TO BRING IN FOOD ITEMS.
Monday, November 25
We will be sorting through the bags for inventory (Evening hours). We need many helpers for this!
Sunday, December 1
– THIS IS THE LAST DAY TO BRING IN GIFTS from gift tags.
Monday, December 2
8:30 a.m. – NON-PERSHIABLES SHOPPING AT ALDI’S. We will meet with trucks and vans to shop, load up, travel back to church, and unload all items. This is a fun time and many hands make the work light.
Sunday, December 8
10:45 a.m. – PACKING NON-PERISHABLES. After worship service, we will be packing over 200 boxes of food and other goods for families. Many hands are needed for this, so please come join us.
Monday, December 16
8:30 a.m. - PERISHABLE SHOPPING AT ALDI'S. Again, we will meet at Aldi's with trucks, vans, and cars to purchase all of the rest of the items needed for Christmas Baskets. If you are available to help with this shopping date and either pick-up times, please let Tina or Jeanne know.
10:30 a.m. - noon and at night from 5:00 - 6:30 p.m. – PICK-UP DAY! We need people to help carry boxes, bags, and gifts to the family's cars. Please speak with Tina Brookman or Jeanne Madison if you can help!
If you prefer to make a cash donation, please make your check to "MVK Christmas Basket Fund". They will be accepted at the Mazon State Bank or you can mail them to Jeanne Madison, 1605 East Braceville Road, Mazon, Illinois, 60444.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR VERY GENEROUS SUPPORT OF THE MVK CHRISTMAS BASKET PROJECT 2013. YOU MAKE ALL THIS POSSIBLE WITH YOUR GIVING AND YOUR WILLING HANDS. MAY GOD BLESS EACH OF YOU THAT HELP WITH THIS PROJECT!
Questions are always welcome. Please call Tina Brookman at (815) 448-2715 or Jeanne Madison at (815) 448-2601.