Saint Paul United Methodist Church 1400 G Street Woodbridge, VA 22191 Phone: 703-494-2445
St. Paul United Methodist Church
Thursday, August 17, 2017

Winter Bags Mission Project

  
Winter Bag Project

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Winter break is a time of togetherness with family, but for several in our local community, it is a struggle to go without the school support of breakfast and lunch for so long.  That is why we have a Winter Bags Mission Project. 

The Children & Youth are collecting items for the “Winter Bag” mission project.  This project will provide bags of food to area schools to be given to students that are on the free and reduced lunch program.  The bags of food will supplement the free lunches that the students are accustomed to receiving while they are away for their two week winter break. 

Last year, the Children & Youth mission distributed 664 bags of food between six elementary schools, and we hope to do the same this year!

 

If you wish to make a donation to this mission project, we are accepting donations of all size through the paypal account below.  We estimate that each winter bag will cost $5 and our goal is 600+ bags!  

 
All donations of food or finances are tax deductable.  Please contact the church office for a receipt. 
 
 
Join our Facebook Winter Bags Mission Project group on Facebook:

Collection Items

If you would like to contribute directly to the “Winter Bags” project, we are collecting the following items: 

Cereal
Oatmeal
Canned Beans

Caned Vegetables

Tuna
Ramen Noodles

Pasta Noodles
Canned Pasta Sauce 
Macaroni &
 Cheese
Rice

Any indiv. wrapped snack, ie: Granola Bars, Fruit Snacks, Fruit Cups

 

Consider a food drive at work or in your neighborhood! We will need large quantities of all of these items.  All donations will be greatly appreciated!  To keep donations designated for this project separate from the food pantry donations, please place Winter Bag donations in the specified grocery cart or drop off in the church office. 

 

OTHER WAYS TO HELP: 

 

Plan to be a part of this mission in some way, here are a few opportunities!

1) Share the list of items above with you coworkers, friends and neighbors and set-up a food drive over the Thanksgiving holiday! 

2) Be a part of the Assembly day:  On Sunday, December 11th all are invited at 5:30pm to assist as we assemble over 500 bags of food and sort them by schools.  All are welcome to be a part of this project!  There are job for ALL AGES!

3) Take part in the bag delivery! See the overwhelming appreciation from the school administration, teachers and children as they help us carry in a truck load of bags into their schools! We have yet to have a delivery day without one or more principals and teachers shed tears of joy. If you have a truck, consider donating a couple of hours in the morning on Tuesday or Wednesday (12/13 or 12/14) to load up bags and drive them to a school.

 

Fundraisers to support

To support this effort, we will be hosting fundraising activities as well.  Another way to support this project is by participating and attending our fundraisers:
 
Zumbathon -Saturday, November 18th 4pm - 6pm -  a 90 minute Latin-American inspired aerobic workout!  Cost is $10 presale, and $15 at the door.  In addition to the exercise, there will be vendor tables, light refreshment, and silent auction items.
Contact the church office for more informaiton.