Outreach November 2022

Outreach will be collecting winter coats/jackets and warm-weather clothing during the month of November. Please separate the adult clothing and children’s clothing. Place all donations in the coat/storage closet in the narthex.

In addition, we are collecting food donations for the Raritan food pantry. All donations may be placed in the orange labeled bin.

Outreach October 2022

Outreach is changing direction a bit this month and we are going to try to help our furry friends. 

We will be collecting pet food for the food pantry and needed items for the local animal shelter. A detailed list is posted on the bulletin board in the back of the church but a brief list includes: Limited slip dog collars; Martingale cat beds; cat toys (furry mice); squeaky dog toys; KMR (Kitten Milk Replacer); paper towels; paper plates & bowls; antibacterial hand soap; and Clorox bleach. All types of cat and dog food are welcome. Thank you.

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.