How YOU Can Help

Looking for a way to get involved in the mission and ministry of Jesus and North Church? We encourage you to donate by clicking on the “Donate” button below. Please also join us in the service opportunities below.

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Friends of Night People

We serve a meal at Friends of Night People at 394 Hudson St., Buffalo, the fourth Tuesday of every month. At 8:00 a.m. that day, volunteers prepare the meal in the kitchen at North Church. If you can help one time or regularly, please contact Ann Eisenlord at 716-632-7487 or anneisenlord@roadrunner.com. That evening from about 4:30-7:00, volunteers help serve the meal. If you would like to help serve, contact Barb Beall at beaschwa87@yahoo.com or call 716-479-5794.

Dress-A-Girl

We gather to make simple dresses (for girls), shorts (for boys), and dolls, all of which are sent to children in need. New volunteers (of ANY skill level–even complete beginners!) are always welcome; we meet the fourth Monday of each month from 4-8pm. Stay for the whole time or for as long as you can. Please bring a salad ingredient for our build-a-salad supper. Dessert and beverages will be provided. There are no meetings in July and August. Learn more about Dress-A-Girl.

School Supplies Needed–Accepting Donations through August 25
Thank you to everyone who has given so far. If you haven’t yet but you want to, we need more composition books and folders. We don’t need crayons—but if you have already purchased them bring them in and we will make sure they are used. Also, financial gifts are also welcome. The donated items will be used to fill the school supply lists of several children connected to NPC and Windermere Elementary School.

Windermere needs some specific items; we have added other often requested items. Any money collected will be used to purchase items on the specific school supply lists of the children being helped (their supply lists are not yet available). Many of the items listed below will be on sale for less than $0.50.

Items needed by Windermere                                        Other items often needed
Washable markers                                                              1 subject notebooks
Colored Pencils                                                                    Sharpened Pencils
Composition Books                                                             Hand sanitizer
Glue Sticks                                                                            Kleenex
Dry erase markers
Crayons (mostly 24 count)
Highlighters
Folders – all types and colors –

Target, Big Lots, and others will be advertising their weekly specials in the Sunday newspaper. If you wish to write a check, please make the check out to North Presbyterian Church and mark “School Supplies” in the memo line; cash donations should be in an envelope marked “School Supplies” with the donor’s name. Boxes will be available in the narthex for donations

Why Fill Baby Bottles this Summer?
Perhaps you’ve seen pastel-colored baby bottles around the church but didn’t know what they were for. Why do we fill them with money—loose change, dollars or checks? When you do this, you are supporting Harvest House, an important ministry in Buffalo that allows them to purchase socks, underwear, coats, boots, Pack n’ Plays, and other items for the more than 5,800 children in need who are helped each year. Who wouldn’t want to be a part of that?! Pick up your baby bottle—or two or three—today, and begin making a difference. We will collect the filled bottles on Sunday, September 1.

Directory of Donation Sites

A directory has been prepared to help you with the daunting task of de-cluttering. We all have more stuff than we need, but if you throw it away, it will sit in landfill for years. There are many agencies that welcome your unwanted, used items. They are detailed in this directory with contact information and lists of acceptable donations. Reusing and recycling may be a bit more work than tossing things, but it will benefit others in our community and be better for the environment. Please have a look at the document posted here: Directory of Donation Sites. You can pick up a print copy of the directory from the Mission Kiosk in Westminster Hall.

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