Outreach


Join Us in the Mission of Deeds Un-Gala to Ease Hunger... without Leaving 
Your Home! 

At Mission of Deeds, we are still providing beds, furniture, and housewares every day to people in need, but we have added a new twist to address the issue of food insecurity. Each client household also receives a grocery store 
gift card in the amount of $100. Our clients' eyes light up when receiving these cards. 

This year, instead of having dinner with us, we invite you to consider donating funds toward gift cards or donating a gift card itself. Market Basket is the most popular card, but we also provide Stop & Shop cards, when that is the 
client's preferred store.

Last March, as in years past, we gathered at a Mission of Deeds Gala. Thanks to your generous support, these very successful events have been crucial in providing funds for us to help those in need. This year, because of the pandemic, we are not able to hold an in-person event. We will miss gathering with you to enjoy a meal together, and this brings to mind our clients, many of whom are struggling to have a meal at all. 

We hope to provide furniture to 700 families this year, which means also giving $70,000 in gift cards to ease hunger. You can donate money online, mail a check, or drop off a gift card at our facility. Our address is 6 Chapin 
Avenue, Reading MA 01867. Our website is https://www.missionofdeeds.org 

We can't wait to be back together in March 2022 for another in-person event. Until then, send us a photo of you enjoying dinner in your best “gala wear” and we will share it on social media. Email your photo to 
jody.collinsskinner@missionofdeeds.org or Text to 781-205-9237 
 
Know that 100% of the financial support you give this program will be used to provide gift cards so our clients can enjoy a meal, too. That's what we call a real Un-Gala! 

 

Outreach Meetings
May 5, 7:00 pm
June 7, 7:00 pm

 

SAVE THE DATE
On Saturday, May 22 from 5:30 - 6:15, your Outreach Committee will host a curbside "Pork Dinner" pick-up. 
Although the entire menu has not net been determined, pulled pork will be one of our offerings. The cost will 
be a free will offering which will aid the committee in fulfilling its outreach missions. For reservations, please 
call the church office at (978) 658 - 4519, access electronic sign-up available via our E-Weekly God and You 
on Rt. 62 or contact Betsy Peterson at (978) 657 - 0355 or bpeter62@comcast.net. Join us!

St. Paul's Soup Kitchen Founder Rose Bronk 
It is with great sorrow that we share the passing of Rose Bronk, the founder of St. Paul' Soup Kitchen in Lowell, MA. Rose was dedicated to serving anyone who needed a hot meal, and spent more than 20 years heading up this incredible mission. She was an angel on earth, and worked to serve the Lord in all she did. With God's love in her heart and a smile on her face, she made all the guests at St. Paul's feel welcome and loved each time they visited for a meal. Rose will be missed by her loving family, and by the hundreds of souls she touched while running St. Pauls. 

Wish Project Parking Lot Yard Sale - May 16 - 10-3 
On Sunday, May 16, The Wish Project will be hosting its first "Parking Lot Yard Sale" at 166 Middlesex St., No. Chelmsford (the warehouse is behind Hertz car rental) from 10:00 a.m. till 3:00 p.m. Saleable goods will include decorative glassware / china, small appliances, linen, seasonal, fashionable footwear and clothing (new) (items not distributed to clients). We have tried to be very fussy; items still have life left in them. All proceeds will benefit the ongoing work of The Wish Project. Wish provides seasonal clothing for all (men, women, girls, boys, toddlers and infants), bedding, household goods, pots and pans, glasses, flatware, dishes and as needed cleaning supply buckets. We are hoping for a beautiful Spring Day, but just in case, our rain date will be following Sunday, May 23rd at the same location and time. Your support is needed and greatly 
appreciated. Hope to see you at the Wish Parking Lot! If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to Betsy Peterson, (978) 657 - 0355 or at bpeter62@comcast.net. 

Thank You to our Lenten Soup Makers, Packers and Drivers! 
Many thanks to all of our soup makers, packers and drivers who assisted in serving 24 individuals during our 2021 Lenten Soup and Spirit. It was a pleasure to serve and we received very positive feedback from our recipients. It was so nice to see folks "face to face" even though they were usually all masked! Thank You all - you know who you are (I don't want to name names in case I forget someone!) We may not be gathering in groups 
these days, but we certainly have the "Spirit"!

 


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