Here at St. Timothy's, we are called to serve as part of our discipleship, reaching out with compassion and unconditional love to those in need as the hands and feet of Christ. God has equipped us for every good work, providing for us abundantly in both physical and spiritual needs, so we gladly give back by helping our neighbors. Join us in these missions and become active in your faith.
Our Youth will be volunteering with Mats for a Mission and the Kenmore Family Alliance on March 28th. In preparation, we are gathering as many plastic bags as we can, which will be made into waterproof mats for the homeless. Please make sure they are clean, pet hair-free, and smoke-free, and please do not include department store or newspaper bags.
We are collecting additional items to be distributed with the mats:
Hand lotion (pocket-sized)
Small packages of antibacterial wipes from Dollar Tree (3 pkgs for $1)
Mini packs of pocket tissue
Travel-sized toiletries (no razors, mouthwash, or liquid hand sanitizer)
Non-perishable food items (granola bars, cheese or peanut butter crackers, fruit snacks, tuna fish pouches, etc.)
We will be collecting the plastic bags and these items until the end of March. Thank you for your generosity!
St. Timothy's is collaborating with both the Habitat for Humanity Buffalo and Niagara Falls organizations for their Faith Build Coalition, "bringing people together to put faith into action." We participate in building homes, pray for the families who are being helped by this initiative, donate funds to allow their work to continue, and have the opportunity to volunteer in their ReStore locations. If you're interested in volunteering for Habitat Buffalo, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
In our parking lot, you'll find a Hearts for the Homeless donation bin. Hearts for the Homeless is a missions organization that provides meals, clothing, information on services, companionship, and hope for the homeless in Buffalo.
In the bin, you can place used items including clothing, shoes, textiles (blankets, towels, curtains, etc.), and footwear, as long as they are clean, dry, and odorless. If the material is torn, stained, or is unwearable due to broken zippers and missing buttons or if you have single shoes, these are also accepted and are sent to be recycled. If you're looking for a place to donate old stuffed animals or Halloween costumes, this is a great option!