December 16th Carol Sing to Benefit Newton Food Pantry and ERD

posted Dec 6, 2012, 6:44 AM by Amelia Fannin
Carol Sing
Sunday Dec 16   5:30 - 7 PM
The Social Action Committee is hosting an evening to sing Christmas Carols on December 16.  We will provide beverages - please bring supper for you or your family if you'd like and a dessert to share.  We are also asking that people make a donation to Episcopal Relief and Development (ERD) for a mosquito net and/or bring an item to donate to the food pantry, especially toiletries (soap, shampoo, toothpaste & brush, dental floss, lotions, talc, etc.) which food stamps do not cover.  Nets are $12 and include the insecticide-treated net as well as delivery and education for net recipients and follow-up to ensure that the nets are being used correctly.  ERD and their partners often bring nets to places far from cities or roads.  Cards will be available for those who want to give their ERD donation as a holiday gift.  There will be a sign-up sheet at the door to the small hall for those planning to attend.
Donations to Episcopal Relief and Development (ERD)
This year Social Action is focusing on donations for mosquito nets which are the best way to reduce malaria, a preventable disease.  $12 includes not only the net but also delivery, installation, education and follow-up.  Parishioners can also make a donation to buy a farm animal, health supplies or other items in ERD's Gifts for Life catalogue. Donations can be made at the carol sing and at Grace every Sunday before and after church from Dec 9, 2012 until Jan 6, 2013 (we can accept check or cash - you can make a credit card donation online.)  For those who wish to give their donated net or cow or other item as a gift, holiday cards made by a local artist will also be available.   We'd also love to know if you make a donation online and how much so we can count all donations towards our goal for ERD which is $3,000 - double what we raised last year!

Next Social Action Meeting is Sunday, December 9 after church.