Food for Others especially needs evaporated milk, beans, pasta, pasta sauce, canned tomatoes, canned vegetables, and canned fruit. Remember to bring a can and/or a non-perishable food item to donate whenever you come to the J. Please remember, if you are bringing something from your pantry, check the expiration dates on all items, including canned goods! For your convenience, a collection bin is located in the lobby. Thank you for your continued support. Questions? Contact Jordyn Barry.
The J is partnering again with FACETS to hold a holiday toy drive from November 1–December 1. The toys will be used for the Sibling Shopping Party at Robinson Square near GMU. These parties present an opportunity for youth living in low-income housing to pick out a holiday gift for their sibling or parent. Volunteers are paired with a young person to take them around the community center and help them shop for a gift. A flyer will be available in the future with more information and helpful guidelines for gifts. A drop-off box will be available in the lobby.
Are you looking for a place to recycle your gently-used adult and children’s books, CDs, DVDs, games, and puzzles? Please consider donating them to be sold at our 2020 annual used books sale. Donations can be dropped off at the front desk starting in September. We cannot accept any prayer books, religious books, VHS tapes or encyclopedia sets.
The J collects shoes throughout the year to donate to the Shoebox Recycling program which sends them to people in need in developing countries while helping to save our environment. The money we are paid for these donations helps to fund transportation for the homeless during the FACETS Hypothermia Prevention week when we partner with Bethlehem Lutheran Church. Questions? Contact Jordyn Barry.