On our Sudanese support tree, you will find names, gifts, and ages of family members of our Sudanese refugees living in Roanoke. Please take a tag and purchase and wrap the gifts. Be sure to place the name and tag on the front of the gift so that it is delivered to the correct child. Bring in your gifts by December 18 so that they will be delivered to our families in time for Christmas.
Please bring in gently used stuffed animals to place in the “stable” outside the narthex of the sanctuary during December. These stuffed animals will be given to our local police officers to use when meeting with children in difficult times in their lives as an item of comfort and care. Donations need to be made by Christmas Eve.
ALTERNATIVE GIVING TREES
Please take an envelope from these trees and make your donation in honor or memory of a loved one. Fill out the envelope and place cash or check in it and turn it into the offering plate or the church office. Send the accompanying card to your loved one to know they have been remembered with this mission contribution. Donations may be made to the following Mission Groups and Benevolences of RCPC:
Your contribution supports the “Room in the Inn” fund that houses homeless families in hotels for the week of Christmas, remembering that our Lord was birthed into a family with no place to stay.
Every $6 you contribute provides a one-weekend food bag for a child at Lincoln Terrance or Hurt Park Elementary School. $24 feeds a child for a month. $96 provides weekend food for a semester.
Serves a hot lunch to our homeless neighbors 365 days a year. Every day over 90 people benefit from this meal in the west end of our community.
$10 provides ServSafe training for one student. $25 supplies the ingredients for one batch of bread to be sold. $50 provides a weekly stipend for a participating student in this prison-recovery program.
Your donations will go to support the salaries of the teachers of St. Timothee’s School in Le Revoir, Haiti. An annual salary for a teacher is $1,000 in US dollars.
The Presbyterian Community Center (PCC) is a ministry designed to help our most needy Roanoke neighbors through prayer and a wide assortment of mission activities. Established in 1967 to provide for the basic human needs of the residents of Southeast Roanoke, the PCC today assists families and individuals living in the eastern quadrants of Roanoke City, eastern Roanoke County and the Town of Vinton.
West End Center for Youth is a non-profit organization serving children in the West End and Roanoke Valley since 1979. The center provides an after-school program that helps prepare children for success in school and life. The center offers a variety of resources for families and community activities for the children. RCPC has had a long relationship of supporting this center.