DONATION OPPORTUNITIES:

Church School Donations
We are trying something new for Church School in order to help support our wonderful Church School teachers who often use their own money to purchase supplies for their lessons. To continue offering creative programs and help keep our costs down, we are seeking free will donations of needed supplies. A list of suggested items follows. This is a way to show your support for this important ministry – our Children’s Christian Education. Please donate if and as you are able.

Church School Wish List
Gift Cards for Michael’s, AC Moore, Becker’s Teacher Store (Blue Star Shopping Center), Oriental Trading, Costco, 
Elmer’s Glue-All Multi-purpose Glue,
Avery Glue Sticks (Not Staples or Elmers), 
Tissue paper – Assorted colors
Card Stock Paper ONLY – Assorted colors (paper does not fade)
Sharpie Markers – Fine & /Medium – Black, Red, Blue (Not Paint Pens) 
Scotch Restickable Tabs (1’ x1”)
Blue Stik Reusable Adhesive Putty or Elmer’s Poster Tack, (Reusable)
Command Damage Free Hooks .5lb & larger ones &Assorted Pak Small Post-it Notes (1 3/8” x 1 7/8”) Pastel colors
Large Post-it Notes (3’ x 3”) Pastel colors
Paper clips, Large & Small
Staples Heavy weight poster board – 6 ply White (22 x 28) Papermate Sharpwriter #2 Mechanical Pencils
Bic Round-Stic – medium #60 Black Pens
Easel for large pads
Gallon & Quart clear Ziplok or Hefty storage bags
Snacks, Apple Juice, Water
Monetary donations to be used to purchase needed supplies throughout the year.

You can use the attached link for ordering many of the supply items http://a.co/7jsRcpp

Year round opportunities:

Bridges Outreach:
A Union County-based organization assisting  people  who  are homeless  or  in  transitional housing. FCC continues to provide bagged lunches once a month and other essentials  to Bridges for distribution, but funding is needed to pay for transportation costs.
Doctors Without Borders: A Nobel Peace Prize winner, it  is  an  international  medical humanitarian  organization delivering  emergency  aid  to  people  affected  by  armed conflict, epidemics,  natural and  man-made disasters and exclusion   from   health   care,   in   over   70   countries. Donations  fund  the  medical  professionals  and  other volunteers in thousands of aid missions each year.
Elizabeth Coalition to House the Homeless: A Union County-based   organization   assisting   individuals   and families  who  are  homeless  or  near  homeless,  gain shelter, rental  assistance,  rent  subsidies,  transitional housing and permanent housing. Donations fund the staff and  volunteers  that  provide  case  management,  crisis intervention,  an after-school  program  for  children,  and housing/life skills related education.
FCC's  Food  Closet: Located at here at FCC, the Food Closet  provides  food  and supplies  to  the  needy  in  our community.  On  average  5-6  individuals/families  “walk-in”  each  week,  many  in  dire  circumstances  relating to difficult  medical  or  housing situations.  Donations help fund  the  supply  of  food,  toiletries  and/or  grocery gift cards.
Heifer  International: An  international  organization providing animals such as chicks, ducks, goats and sheep to  needy  families.  Donations  will  fund  the  purchase  of animals that provide both food for the recipient families as  well  as  a  source  of  family income  to  raise  their standard of living.
Caring  Contact: Located  in Westfield,  Caring  Contact is  a  caring  and  crisis  hotline serving  callers  in  need throughout  New  Jersey.  The  organization  is  devoted to promoting     emotional     wellbeing     by     providing opportunities   for   people   to   express   themselves   to compassionate listeners in a safe environment. 
Roots  and  Wings: Roots  and  Wings  provides  those  who  age  out  of  the foster care system with safe housing, educational support, counseling, and life  skills  in  order  to empower  them  toward  self-sufficiency.  Your donation  will  help  support  several homes in  Union  County  for  deserving young adults transitioning to independence.

Donations are welcome from Members and Non-Members

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