Every fall we support the children and families of Willow Oaks Elementary School through school supplies we collect and provide to the school to distribute.
Under the current circumstances, we are not able to engage in the more direct collection of items for donation that we are accustomed to; however, we want to continue this connection with the children of Willow Oaks by supporting their needs for supplies. Towards that end, we have created an Amazon Wish List for the school.
Items purchased for Willow Oaks will be shipped to the church office and our staff will deliver to the school (shipping directly to schools is delayed often by several weeks).
We would like to have a large number of items collected for delivery by Tuesday, September 8th.
If you prefer to donate funds for our staff to do the online shopping, please send checks payable to UCPC with the organization name on the memo. Donations can also be made via PayPal or Vanco Services (there is a designated donation option with Vanco). If you choose PayPal, please add a note to your donation indicating the designation of your donation.
Click the Amazon icon below to access their wish list.
As many of you know, every year we take part in a very special community service project we call "Operation Christmas Bears". Beginning in November we collect stuffed animals, bring them into the sanctuary, infuse them with our love, and then the Sunday before Christmas deliver them to Purdue Center of Hope to give to the children (and mothers) staying there due to the impact of domestic violence in their lives. For obvious reasons, we aren't going to be able to do that this year.
Our own Susan "Sweet Sue" Rivers came up with an idea to fill this void! She reached out to the director of Purdue Center and received a list of most needed items which we have used to create an Amazon Wish List where anyone can purchase items to be shipped direct to Purdue Center. We will leave this Wish List open permanently so that whenever you are able to send something, it will be available.
To access the list, click the Amazon Wish List button below. If you prefer to make a donation towards this effort, please visit our Online Giving page to make an electronic donation via Vanco Services or PayPal. If giving by PayPal, please include a note indicating the purpose of your donation.
"My faith demands
that I do whatever I can,
wherever I am,
whenever I can,
for as long as I can
with whatever I have
to try to make a difference."