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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Special Project:
UPC Food Pantry Needs Donations

Ongoing Projects:
Friends of Night People
Dress-A-Girl
Harvest House Needs Clothes
Food Bank Donations
Directory of Donation Sites

UPC Food Pantry Needs Donations

The food pantry at University Presbyterian Church is in need of kidney beans, pork and beans, cereal, and soups. “Standard” sizes are preferred; most households served by the food pantry consist of one to three people. If you have extra 2018 calendars you would like to donate, those will be distributed as well. Contributions from North are greatly appreciated!

Friends of Night People

We serve a meal at Friends of Night People at 394 Hudson St., Buffalo, the fourth Tuesday of every month. We need volunteers on Tuesday, January 23. 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.

Gently-used clothing: FONP is now accepting the following donations for men and women: jeans and sweatpants jackets, sweatshirts, t-shirts, sneakers, and boots. If you have any of these items that are in near-new condition (no stains, rips, etc.), please bring them to the church.

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 4th 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.  Next date: January 22.

Harvest House Needs Clothes

An Opportunity for Families with Children Infants to Size 14

Harvest House Baby and Children’s Ministry needs clean clothing is for newborn to size 14. Please put items in the box in north wing. Thanks for helping children in need. This gives hope to those parents trying to provide for their children.

Food Bank Donations

Please remember to contribute to the Food Bank collection box in the narthex. The bulk of these donations go to University Presbyterian Food Pantry, an agency of The Food Bank of Western New York. From the donations, we are also able to provide staples to those who stop at the church office looking for help. The need is great and does not end when a specific food drive ends. If we could all try to bring just one item when we come to church, it would make a significant difference in the lives of those in need.

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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