Weekly Feature

2017-05-17 / Lifestyles

Christ UMC to host ‘Make a Difference Day’

Christ United Methodist Church in Amherst is hosting “Make a Difference Day” from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, May 21. “Make a Difference Day” allows a partnership between church members and the community to serve others in tangible ways.

At the church, 350 Saratoga Road, there will be a shredding truck, provided by Allaire Financial Strategies, available for free destruction of personal and business documents.

An organ and bone marrow registry drive, sponsored by Unyts and Be the Match, will also take place at the church, as well as two workshops, offered by the WNY Peace Center, to discuss racial and environmental justice issues.

Community members are being asked to donate new or gently used clothing, nonperishable food items, gifts for veterans, electronics and computer items to be recycled. All collected items will benefit local organizations such as Clara’s Closet, the Lion’s Den Food Pantry and Buffalo Computer Recycling. A complete list of items being collected can be found at www.christ churchamherst.org.

Daily Bread, Buffalo’s not-for-profit food-share truck, will also be at Christ Church throughout the morning’s activities. A variety of breakfast and brunch items will be available for purchase. Daily Bread Food Truck operates under the “Get One, Give One” principle; when customers purchase certain items from their menu, the money will help to provide a meal to hungry families in the Windermere Elementary School area.

Teams also will be sent into the community to participate in service projects. There will be a team helping with outdoor cleanup at the Cheektowaga Food Pantry. Another group will help with Green Shoots for New Americans, a community garden project sponsored by Journey’s End Refugee Services. And there will also be a team at the church working on crafting projects for local charities.

To join a team, call Janelle in the church office at 839-2460.

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