Doorstep Newsletter Article – July, 2020

 

This July we are taking all of our summer events and rolling them into one month!  We have Christmas in July collections for our adopted families this December, our 2nd Annual Summer Cash Bash, and this year Doorstep is the Envista Cares charity for July!

Last December Doorstep assisted 277 households involving 883 individuals with Christmas gifts and food.  Each year we celebrate “Christmas in July” to get a jump start on collecting new items for our annual Christmas adoption!  Our goal is to help alleviate some of the strain during the holidays by also collecting items mid-year.  Doorstep will adopt 260 households with 800+ individuals this December through the Christmas Bureau.  Our focus for Christmas in July is household items, health kit items, toys, school supplies, gifts for men and women, sheet sets, and blankets.  These are items that are not seasonal, and easy to find this time of year!  The families we adopt are in need of basic items.  They are so happy to receive a new set of dishes, new sheets, pots and pans, or a crockpot!  We give every family a blanket or quilt.  

Each school aged child we adopt receives school supplies and a backpack, and each household receives a health kit filled with hygiene products, and wrapped with a new bath towel, hand towel and washcloth!  Each child receives one bigger toy as their gift, and other smaller items are available along with games, books, stuffed animals, stocking stuffers etc.  

You can bring your Christmas donations to worship in July (if your congregation is open), or to Doorstep, Monday – Friday, 8am – 3pm.

Our 2nd Annual Summer Cash Bash has the same anonymous donor offering up $8,000 in match money if we can raise $20,000 during the month of July in donations!  And, to make it even better… Envista Credit Union is making Doorstep the Envista Cares charity in July, and will match $2,500 in donations!

During this rough year of COVID-19, help us have a great July, and push us on through to the end of the year, and the Christmas Store, with your generous donations!

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