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.
In partnership with the Rotary Club of Grand Island, St. Timothy's will be a collection location for Undie Sunday. Donated items will be distributed at the Community Missions in Niagara Falls and St. Luke's Mission of Mercy in Buffalo for our homeless and in-need neighbors. They are especially looking for warm, thick socks of all sizes, men's undergarments especially in the larger sizes, women's undergarments of all types, and undergarments for children as well. They also have a preference for plastic-packaged donations this year. This will run from February 22nd through March 7th.
The Community of Good Neighbors in Buffalo, in partnership with Resurrection Village, always accepts shelf-stable food and other essentials for their food justice ministry, as well as monetary donations to purchase further supplies for those they serve and to build their new spiritual ministry. Donations can be given by using the Upstate New York Synod Title.ly form here and choosing the Community of Good Neighbors drop-down where it says "give to." To learn more about the Community of Good Neighbors, visit their website at cgnbuffalo.com.
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, praying for the families who are being helped by this initiative, and donating funds to allow their work to continue. Volunteering will resume in May.
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.
Please note that while they usually accept all textiles, they have a limited capacity during the COVID pandemic and are asking for only gently-used items that can be sold in their thrift shop, including housewares. The shop serves a low-income community in Buffalo, and all the proceeds after expenses go to running their mobile soup kitchen. Please also continue supporting them in prayer and through monetary support as they continue feeding the needy. Click here to donate.