3rd November Newsletter
Monday 5th November 2012 1:49 PM
Today we gave out 117 parcels, 10 new clients this week. We had 49 volunteers.
Another big thank you for your wonderful response to our appeal for warm clothes .... we still need more though with 117 clients coming through the door each week we need a good supply of warm clothes, socks, gloves, hats and blankets to keep them warm and comfortable through what is expected to be a very cold Winter!
I am afraid we shall have to say that at the moment we are now fully staffed with volunteers on Thursdays. There is only so much work we can find to be done and we have a wonderful team of volunteers who are doing the work so well that we cannot fit any more people in. (What a lovely complaint .... we have enough Thursday volunteers .... how many projects can say that??)
Love Calderdale are having a Big Celebration of God's amazing love in Calderdale. It is on 17th November 2012 at Halifax Minster from 6.30pm. Come and join in the celebrations!!
Now that Harvest (and what a Harvest it has been!!) is coming to an end we can think about the Items we can use for Christmas Gifts for our clients to give them a lovely treat at Christmas.
Socks (mens and ladies) Toiletries (especially for men) Fun/Novelty Christmassy gifts
Gloves (mens and ladies) Sweets (no alcohol flavours or contents please)
Packets of 'special' biscuits (it would be nice to be able to give whole packets of biscuits)
Re-usable Hand warmers (we have found some for £1 in The Range by the Christmas items and also in Poundland)
Please, instead of Christmas Puddings (which normally contain alcohol as well) could you send other puddings such as Chocolate Pudding, Treacle Sponges or Jam Sponges etc. We find that a lot of our clients don't like Christmas pudding and we get so many of them that it a shame that clients miss out on a treat.
New Ebenezer will be open for deliveries every Saturday morning 9.00 - 11.45 and Thursday morning 9.00 - 1.00
Cheques are payable to CHRISTIANS TOGETHER CALDERDALE
and please write DROP IN on the back so that we know which project it is for.
Post to The Treasurer, Food & Support Drop In, New Ebenezer Centre, St James Road, Halifax. HX1 1YS
Items we are needing are:
|Pasta Sauce||Instant Noodles||Instant Mash||Deodorant|
|Washing Powder||Tins of meat||Coffee||Jam|
|Toothpaste||Washing up liquid|
We now have a large supply of Pasta and Rice and Tea Bags in stock
Clients requesting prayer are:
Scott Martin Jamie Chris John Akmal Stefan Michael David Jeff Christopher Adam Terry Ben Paul Richard Colin Simon Paul Gregg Nick Christopher James Joseph Trevor David Russel Chris Berihu Julian John Robert Martin Alex John Mark Matthew David Patrick Robert Joseph Mark Dermot Nigel Norman Abdul
Julie Michelle Linda Annabelle Heather Tracey Marcia Sue Donna Georgina Karen Lindsey Tracey Collette Tanya Kathryn Carol Fiona Sandra Jackie Richard
What an awesome project this is - thank you for being such a valuable part of it,