April 2017 Loose Offerings

April 2017 Loose Offerings

April 2            Church World Service – School Kits

Your donation will fund Plymouth’s contribution to the South Central Conference UCC Annual meeting projects.  CWS School Kits give children in impoverished schools, basic tools for learning.  These kits are distributed by Church World Services. http://cwskits.org/assemble-kits/school-kits/

 

April 9            NAM Survival Over The Summer Program (SOS) (Palm Sunday)

NAM is kicking off their Survival Over the Summer Campaign and they have an anonymous donor who will match $1 for $1 up to $150,000 to the campaign! They need your help to meet the match so they can gear up to help families over the long hot summer. They only have until April 30 to raise the funds. Food donations are welcome but do not count towards the match. https://15496.thankyou4caring.org/survival-of-summer

 

April 16          Home of Hope Texas (Easter Sunday)

Home of Hope Texas was established to provide a place of refuge and safety for adolescent victims of human trafficking. They provide long term care, rehabilitation, and healing for victims of modern-day-slavery and sexual abuse. Their goal is to see these children regain value and self-worth; to re-enter society with their head held high and to live successful, productive lives. Home of Hope Texas currently has a secluded home on 20 acres that can house 13 girls in long-term care.  https://homeofhopetexas.org/

 

April 23          St Paul UCC, (Marlin, Texas historical church building repairs)

Historic St. Paul, UCC was founded in 1894 by German immigrants and is located just outside the Falls County community of Marlin, Texas (near Waco).  Shifting ground now firmly hugs the walls of the building’s basement, squeezing them like a vise and putting the entire wooden structure in jeopardy. The small group that worship at St. Paul are trying to raise funds to rescue their longtime spiritual home, their beacon on the hill, as they call it.

http://www.wacotrib.com/news/religion/historic-marlin-church-s-congregation-looking-for-a-miracle/article_df1954ef-e28b-5f9e-8106-2a92b8be4f67.html

 

April 30           Plant It Forward

Plant It Forward offers economically disadvantaged refugees an opportunity to become self-sufficient through growing, harvesting and selling produce from a sustainable urban farm within the city of Houston. Each farm will have the potential to generate a fair wage for a family of four while providing premium brand sustainably-grown produce to Houstonians. Plant It Forward secures land, selects, trains, and mentors farmers and establishes each on their own urban farm to sell under the Plant It Forward brand. http://plant-it-forward.org/

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