RESTORE ST. CHARLES
We will be holding our next Restore St. Charles workday this Saturday, July 17th.
Through the first five months of this year, we have supported 29 worksites with 118 volunteers totaling over 800 volunteer hours, and would appreciate the support of anyone that can come out to assist.
Here are the projects scheduled for Saturday:
1. DEBRIS REMOVAL AND DISPOSAL: We plan to haul away debris from two sites resulting from last month’s work activities.
2. YARD YARK: We plan to support our friends at Emmaus Homes by conducting yard work at one of their community homes.
3. EGRESS: We will rework portions of an existing entry deck to make it safe for the homeowner. Work will include shoring up the structure and adding handrails.
4. HANDICAP EGRESS: We will increase the size of an interior door and add an additional interior door to accommodate use of a wheelchair by the homeowner. We are also evaluating the installation of a wheelchair lift at this site for a future workday.
5. SITE EVALUATIONS: We will be conducting evaluations at 4-5 new sites for the potential of addressing additional needs in the community.
We appreciate your dedication to helping your neighbors in need.
We gather at Dardenne Presbyterian Church (7400 South Outer 364, just east of Bryan Road). We begin at 8:00AM with safety instructions, continental breakfast and work site selection.
Thanks in advance for your contribution to our work. Without you, we can do nothing!
If your objective is to change the world, what better place to begin than to help your neighbor in need?!
Restore St. Charles is a faith based program that focuses on serving through restoring the community around us. Their mission is to restore lives, hope, and faith by restoring homes and properties. We organize volunteers, churches, and sponsors to make a real difference. Find more information on their website.
LINKS WEEKEND FOOD PROGRAM
WE WANT TO ensure that some of our neediest students have access to nutritious, kid-friendly, and easy to prepare food on the weekends throughout the school year.
BECAUSE students whose families rely on free breakfast and lunch served at school may struggle financially to provide healthy food for their students on the weekends.
CONSEQUENCES of hunger and poor nutrition can lead to:
Weaker immune system
Shorter attention span
Lower academic achievement
HELP BY donating either food items or money (which is converted into food). Your donations are taken weekly to the schools' counselors who pack a variety of food items into a bag then, confidentially, pass these weekend bags to the identified students on Fridays, prior to dismissal.
Your support, as always, is truly appreciated! Below are the items we consistently need. You can purchase them and drop them off at church, or order them at the links provided:
O.A.S.I.S. FOOD CHALLENGE
We missed our annual OASIS Food Drive Challenge this spring, so we'd like to encourage you to take the opportunity to support the OASIS Food Pantry through the following event.
SHRED Your PAPERS While We FILL the PANTRY!
Please join Cross Rivers Financial for a drive-thru paper shredding event while at the same time supporting our local OASIS Food Pantry. Let’s make a BIG impact and pass along some of our blessings to the local community!
We will be collecting non-perishable food items and/or monetary donations as a free-will donation for OASIS Food Pantry during the shred event!
DOUBLE YOUR DONATION - for every food item you donate Cross Rivers Financial will match it, doubling your donation. (Limit of $1000 of food items)
THIS IS A CONTACTLESS EVENT.
Please have all your food donations and documents to be shredded in your trunk or trunk bed. Limit of 3 legal sized boxes filled with documents to be shredded per car.
Saturday, May 22, 2021
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
1144 South Benton Avenue
Saint Charles, MO 63301
REGISTER AT: https://bit.ly/3xY8QUa
The O.A.S.I.S. Food Challenge is an annual friendly competition held among some St. Charles County Churches in the spring. Its focus is to restock the pantry shelves in the post-holiday lull. The Challenge will be back in February, so be on the look out!
Camp Penuel in Ironton, MO, on Lake Killarney was established to bring joy, hope and the fulfillment of knowing the love of Jesus to under-privileged and at-risk children. They provide a free week of Christian summer camp to children 7-11 years old from cities as far away as Oklahoma City, Memphis, and Chicago. For more information on their mission, visit their website.