We collect donations for the Infant Pantry on the first Sunday of each month. Most needed items are things for baby care - diapers and pull-ups in sizes 4, 5 or 6, creams, shampoos, lotions, and baby food in jars. To donate money, make the check out to CCN (Community Compasionate Network) with memo “Infant Pantry.” Questions? Contact Tom Moffit (989-772-1602; email@example.com).
Your Social Justice Coordinating Team would like to suggest that your donations in the holiday and end-of-year giving season be given to meet local, national, and global needs with a focus on advocacy for change locally, nationally, and internationally for global justice and peace. We believe that our donations should not only provide balm for the wounds of injustice but also should change the conditions that create injustice and poverty. We have created a document with further information and some suggested organizations that support justice.
The special plate collection this Sunday, December 15, is for EightCap in Isabella County, a Community Action Agency which works for solutions to address the local conditions and causes of poverty in Isabella County. In our community, they address issues of housing and homelessness and emergencies, including heating and rental assistance. Your donation will be directed to their Walk for Warmth which provides heating assistance.
The Isabella County Restoration House is in need of more volunteers, particularly for the holiday season (when CMU students are away), but in actuality, throughout the shelter season. There are day shelter shifts (1-4 pm), intake shifts (4-6:30 pm), evenings at churches 7-10 pm, overnights at churches (10 pm – 6 am) and mornings at churches (6-8 am). To volunteer, submit an application on the website, and then sign-up to volunteer. Should you have questions, feel free to contact Norma Bailey (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Joyce Henricks (email@example.com).