Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Donation Progress

Summer Food Boxes

 This is for the food boxes we will pack as a Coalition.  We met our goal of $500 and will receive $500 in matching funds!

Pantry Items

Spaghetti Sauce with meat:

If every active family donates 3-4 jars, we'll have our goal!

Boxes of Crackers:

If every active family donates 3-4 boxes, we'll have our goal!


Cans of Green Beans:

If every active family donates 6-7 cans, we'll have our goal!

Tubes of Toothpaste:

If every active family donates 3-4 tubes, we'll have our goal!

Keep checking back for the latest numbers!

Monday, May 18, 2015

Summer Food Program

Help us fight hunger in our community.

This summer we will be participating in two projects to help the families of food insecure children in Watauga County.

1) One will be a High Country Lutheran Coalition joint ministry project to raise monetary donations to purchase supplies for food boxes.  We will pack these boxes together as a Coalition four times this summer.  Bethany's portion is to raise $500 (which is $16-20 per active family), which will be matched by an anonymous $500 donation, doubling our impact!

2) The other will be for food boxes which are assembled and distributed through Green Valley School (though the families assisted will come from all over the county).  For this, we are asking for pantry item donations.  Bethany has been assigned the following items (including breakdown of numbers per active family at Bethany, so you don't get overwhelmed):
Spaghetti Sauce, meat flavored: Need 90 jars = We're asking for 3-4 jars per family

Crackers: Need 90 boxes = 3-4 boxes per family

Green Beans: Need 180 cans = 6-7 cans per family

Toothpaste: Need 90 tubes = 3-4 tubes per family

Try to get donations in by June 14 (deadline can be extended, since these will be ongoing throughout the summer)

Need a shopping list/reminder to print off for these and the VBS donations?  Click here.

VBS Registration

Bethany and Grace Lutheran's Combined VBS
will be an adventure for the whole family
- not just the kids!

On Friday, June 26 and Saturday, June 27, we will be experiencing the story of the Exodus.
Those who wish to do so may camp out with us Friday night.
(If you don't wish to, you may go home to sleep and join us again Saturday morning.)

Please send in your Registration Form by June 14 (1 per family)
Download the Registration Form by clicking here.

Our Service Project for VBS will be assembling LWR School Kits (Lutheran World Relief)
Find out more about that and how you can contribute in this blog post (click here).

VBS Service Project

For our service project for VBS, we will be making 
School Kits for LWR (Lutheran World Relief)
We can get a better rate on bulk items if people give monetary donations.
Please submit your donations, marked VBS School Kits by June 14.
If you would like to donate items instead, please see this list, but note, LWR is very specific about what they will accept.  Please adhere to the guidelines.

Supplies needed for each kit:
·         4 (70-sheet) notebooks (may be wide- or college-ruled, measuring approx. 8x10.5”), NO loose leaf paper
·         1 (30-centimeter) ruler
·         1 pencil sharpener
·         1 blunt scissors (ie. Safety scissors with embedded steel blades)
·         5 unsharpened #2 pencils with erasers
·         5 black or blue ballpoint pens (NO gel ink)
·         1 box of crayons (16 or 24 count)
·         1   2½” eraser

·         Only NEW items in good condition, unless otherwise noted
·         No religious symbols, messages, or congregation’s name 
No U.S. flag, military symbols, references to armed forces, including camouflage