Caring for the Homeless during COVID-19
Needs for Friends of the Homeless
Items can be dropped off in the MAC kitchen during office hours. PLEASE LABEL.
For lunches and snacks:
Nabs crackers(any kind and any amount)
Trail mix packs
Bags of crackers, cookies and chips
Homemade cookies (that can be frozen till needed)
BumbleBee Chicken salad snack boxes
Little Debbie Snack cakes
Small candies (any kind of snack size)
If a family or group would like to make non perishable lunches:
2 proteins (peanut butter crackers or trail mix or BumbleBee Snack boxes)
1 fruit cup
1 bagged chip
I dessert (cookie or snack cake)
2-3 small candies
Paper bag- can write message on the bag!
CARITAS (Congregations Around Richmond Involved to Assure Shelter) Update:
THE CARITAS CENTER is on schedule to open in the summer and we are ready to host a shower to equip one of the sober living apartments. Through the help of a generous donor here at Winfree, we were able to move our sponsorship of one of these apartments from a one-bedroom to a two bedroom unit. Here’s how you can help get our unit ready for a CARITAS client who is working hard to live a alcohol/substance free life:
Click on the button below to see the registry of needed items:
When you make your selection, the gift will be sent automatically to Winfree for collection. Later in June, a team of 6-8 will be asked to come set up the apartment.
The registry is for items purchased from Amazon. There is an option for purchasing elsewhere; we just ask that you follow the prompts to indicate the item is taken.
Items should be purchased by June 15 to allow for delivery before June 25th.
If you are unfamiliar with the CARITAS mission and work, please take a few minutes to watch a couple of testimonial videos by clicking HERE.
In the meantime, here are the continuing needs for the women’s shelter:
Toothpaste and toothbrushes
Women’s flip flops/shower shoes
Women’s T-Shirts in variety of sizes
Sodas and snacks
Full Size Towels
For the Men :
Men’s underwear in Medium/Large/Xlarge sizes.
Gallon sized bags with a standard size bar of soap, a disposable razor, shaving cream, men’s deodorant, and travel sized 3.4 oz shampoo, lotion, and alcohol free mouthwash, toothbrush, toothpaste. No food in bags, please.
A Sunday School class of Bible Study group may want to organize making bags, OR if you want to contribute any of the items , we will collect and round out what is needed to fill the bags as requested
All contributions can be placed inside the CARITAS bin in the MAC foyer. Any questions? Call Debbie Paul
(855-4287) or Donna Slaughter (241-7996).
Needles, Hooks and Beads
This group meets twice a month for hands-on missions, hand-crafting blankets, prayer shawls, necklaces, earrings and more. Come and learn. Come for great fellowship!
Every weekend we provide backpacks with food for children and families in local schools. On average, we have served more than 100 people every year.
Throughout the school year, Winfree’s Backpack Ministry provides food for children and their families, who do not have enough to eat.During the 2018-2019 school year, we will serve 4 primary schools:
We will also serve a few families at Robious Elementary, Robious Middle, and Bon Air Elementary schools. Every Tuesday, a dedicated group of volunteers meets at Winfree to pack the backpacks, and then deliver them to the schools for the children to take home on Friday. The children return the backpacks to school the following week, where we pick them up and pack them again. Also, each week one volunteer shops to replenish the food supplies.
Rice Bowl Ministry
The “Rice Bowl” banks remind us that many people in third-world countries have approximately one bowl of rice per day. Spare change and designated offerings support various ministries locally and around the world.
Thanksgiving Meal Bags
We support the CCHASM program that provides Thanksgiving meal packages to families in need.
For more information, please visit CCHASM's website or call the church office at 794-5031.
Middle District Christmas Store
This program helps to provide Christmas presents for children whose parents could not afford to do so. Applications are approved by Chesterfield County and the Middle District Baptist Assoc. Winfree assists with this mission by sponsoring children and volunteering at the store.