Current Service Opportunities
(as of August 18, 2020)
RAMOS SUPPLY COLLECTION [THIS WEEKEND]
As you know, teachers at our partner school, Ramos Elementary, have requested supplies including Clorox wipes, paper towels, tissues, hand sanitizer, hand soap to help keep their classrooms and students safe this fall. It has been recently announced that Allentown School District classrooms won’t be opening in September, but we’re still collecting and Ramos will store the supplies for the teachers to be prepared when the classrooms do open. We’ll hold a drop-off for the items you’ve collected on Friday August 21st from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM and Saturday August 22nd from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM. Thank you, Asbury, for helping keep Ramos teachers and students safe.
RAMOS WORK DAY
Since the Allentown School District schools won’t be physically open we’ve delayed our Annual Ramos Work Day until September 26th (with a rain date of October 3rd) from 9:00 AM to noon. We’ll be cleaning up the grounds and remulching the playground. We will follow the governor’s guidelines for masks, distancing and number of people. If you can help, please add your name to our Google Sheet.
COLLECTION FOR RIPPLE COMMUNITY CENTER
Asbury’s Health Ministry team is holding a collection for the Ripple Community Center. Ripple Community Center is an Allentown outreach that supports Allentown residents Including people experiencing homelessness, housing instability, socially isolated, with a history of trauma or mental illness, and the working poor.
Get a list of needed items at asburylv.org/ripplecollection.
If you can help, please bring your donations to Asbury on Saturday, September 19, from noon until 2 PM.
There will be someone to accept your items, following all the current guidelines for social distancing.
The Asbury Health Ministry Team greatly appreciates your generosity!
PLASTIC SLEEPING MATS FOR THE HOMELESS
Ever heard of PLARN????
Wanted: people interested in making plastic sleeping mats for the homeless to insulate them from the cold dampness of the ground
Skills needed: cutting with scissors and single crochet (or team up with someone to share these two jobs)
Tools needed: scissors, a bigger-sized crochet hook (size “P” is recommended), a yardstick or measuring tape
Raw materials: clean used plastic shopping and grocery bags with soft seams – these are turned into a plastic yarn, called… plarn!
Guidance: Wendy Arbushites can teach you how to do the entire process. It’s very easy!
Supply source: We currently have plenty of bags which have been “quarantined” for at least a week to avoid any Coronavirus issues. Please email Wendy if you are interested in helping.
ALLENTOWN ECUMENICAL FOOD BANK
The Allentown Area Ecumenical Food Bank needs volunteers noon to 2-2:30 pm Monday, Thursday and Friday and an occasional Tuesday to pack groceries for clients. Everyone must wear mask. Contact Vanessa by calling 610-821-1332.