13 youth participated in various service projects on Saturday, November 18. We had hoped to help clear brush at a congregant’s home, but the weather did not cooperate. Instead, we cleaned classrooms at church! Below are the projects we accomplished:
- Youth served alongside adults at the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan, sorting vegetables, dairy products including eggs, and breads and sweets. The 3 boys did a fantastic job of bringing out pallets of food, removing them after being sorted, wrapping, weighing and marking each pallet, and then returning the pallet to the storage area. The girls and adults sorted and re-boxed all the items. With all hands on deck, we finished early and had a lot of fun!
- Youth cleaned and organized all toys in the nursery and preschool rooms. This included dunking smaller toys in bleach water, wiping down all bigger toys and furniture, cleaning out all storage bins, and cleaning the floor mat under the loft unit in the preschool room. They also began sorting craft items in the art room.
- Youth packaged 107 bags of feminine products for the Faith & Femininity mission. Each bag consisted of 14 tampons, 14 pads, 7 pantyliners, symptoms of toxic shock, and a scripture verse. We have placed another order for feminine products with the $450 still on hand, and will be having another packing night sometime in December. The bags are being delivered to Carriage Town Ministries.