Outreach September 2022

During September we will collect items for the military for Project Yellow Ribbon. These items will be used to make Christmas stockings for the military stationed overseas during the holidays. 

Some suggested items would be: Puzzle/Suduko books; chewy or hard candy; trail mix; feminine hygiene products; body wash; medicated foot powder; sunscreen lotion; or protein bars. A more comprehensive list will be posted on the bulletin board in the back of the Church. Items will be collected until Sunday, September 25th. A good source of these items is dollar stores.

Future Outreach projects will be pet products in October, coats and used adult clothing in November and Christmas presents in December. So if you see a great sale or are cleaning closets, keep St. Martins in mind!

Food Pantry – August 2022

August is St. Martin’s month to man the food pantry on Saturday mornings at the Reformed Church on Main Street in Somerville. A signup sheet will be posted in the narthex or you can contact Marlene to sign up for a morning. Volunteers are requested to be at the Church at 8:30 and usually, the pantry is closed and you are on your way home by 10:30.

Your help is always appreciated.

Sox & Underwear – August 2022

During August, the Outreach team will be collecting new underwear and socks for children. The donations will be given to FISH. They will also accept gently used or new children’s clothing. All items may be left in the narthex during the month of August.

Your generosity is always appreciated.

SHIP Food Truck

Two volunteers are needed for the SHIP food truck on Wednesday, July 20th, in Manville, NJ. 

Please contact Marlene (mficzko@optonline.net) if you can spend an hour on the food truck that evening. 

Outreach for July 2022

Beginning Sunday, June 19th through Sunday, July 31st  we will be collecting food items for the Somerset County Food Bank. 

We are also hopeful that casseroles can be delivered to SHIP during July. More to follow on that! 

Finally, we recently learned that the food bank receives eggs from a local farmer but they are delivered in crates. The eggs are then transferred to old, used cartons. Sometimes the cartons are used multiple times. So Outreach is asking that you save your egg cartons and bring them to Church. We will continually take what is donated to the food bank.