So many ways to help! Take your pick and thank you for helping your neighbors!

  • NEW RAFFLE – Manna House has continued to feed the poor and homeless during the COVID crisis and have established a new partnership with local senior living facilities. Please support them with this year’s raffle (in lieu of a usual bull roast). Tickets are $50 each and you can use the link below to get them. First Prize will win $1,000. Second Prize will win $750. And Third Prize will win $500. All tickets must be purchased by August 14th. The winner will be drawn on August 17th and will be notified by email. You may also purchase tickets by mailing a check to Manna House. Good luck and thank you for your support! Ticket link:  http://mannahouseinc.org/manna-house-raffle-2020/
  • Make sandwiches or casseroles for Manna House or donate to pass out lunches — all those sign ups are here: :  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090448aba92da31-manna
  • GEDCO NEEDS FOOD DONATIONS — peanut butter, cereal, soup, spaghetti sauce, canned veggies, rice, pasta, and produce. Food items can be taken to GEDCO (5502 York Road Baltimore 21212 behind St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church) Mondays or Thursdays from 9 am – 12 pm and Saturdays from 10 am – 1 pm.
  • Volunteer to bag groceries and other tasks for GEDCO CARES. This signup is always being added to each week for additional weeks. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090448aba92da31-cares
  • Give to Baltimore Farm to Stoop Project, which supports a local Baltimore farm and gets their produce to Baltimore neighbors. If you’d like to donate, go to  https://www.gofundme.com/f/baltimore-farm-to-stoop-project
  • T-shirt bags are needed at GEDCO for groceries. If you are spring cleaning and find some extra t-shirts, follow the directions here and bring them to GEDCO or drop them off at Second Presbyterian during a food drop off. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zgpaM3u2zng&t=3s
  • Give to the Mera Kitchen Collective- they’re making meals for families in Baltimore. https://www.gofundme.com/f/merameals
  • Donate to Amazing Grace to help with their feeding program. They are serving over 600 families per week (up from their usual 20-35 families per week). They really need proteins: peanut butter, tuna, canned chicken. Financial donations can be made here at the First English Giving link (just scroll down to Amazing Grace.)
  • Donate to Breath of God Lutheran Church’s feeding ministry in Highlandtown. For more information about volunteering, go to  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdpqwDBYcSGjfQvcK4blMbdlxCPdNxcBxM9oq9Qbffes9StVg/viewform If you’d like to donate, go to http://breathofgodlc.org/howtohelp
  • Donate grocery cards to help hungry students: Studentsupportnetwork.org
  • Support Lutheran Campus Ministry as they reach out online to college students during this stressful time: https://www.baltimorelutherancampusministry.org/donate.htm
  • Check out the Mar-Lu-Ridge website for fun ideas and the chance to support them financially since they can’t offer camps this summer: https://www.mar-lu-ridge.org/
  • Consider a donation to Lutheran World Relief at lwr.org to help those in developing countries
  • Write letters for Prison Ministry – If you looking for something to do at home, write a letter to a prisoner. There is specific information on how to do that and where to send letters below. Mail prisoner letters to  Community of St. Dysmas    905 Frederick Rd.    Catonsville, MD 21228. NOTE: The letters have to meet certain DOC parameters: Generic expressions of thinking and praying for them are great. If you have a Bible verse or prayer you think would be an encouragement, please include it. You can sign with a first name only, or “Your brother/sister/sibling in Christ.” Write only on plain white or lined paper with black or blue ink. No color or imprinting. Simple line drawings (in the pen ink you use to write it) are fine. No information that could be used to locate or identify you.

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