COVID-19 demanded a certain level of adaptability throughout the life of the church. In the same way, the Conference Kits and Cans4Coference collection needs to be adaptable. UMCOR reached out and shared that it will be challenging to process 50,000+ UMCOR kits collected through our Annual Conference. So, the Annual Conference Kit collection team came up with an idea to use the familiarity of collecting kits to benefit local ministries as we become adaptable.
On the Elizabeth River District, there will be multiple sites for you to drop off canned goods for local food pantries, as well as Kits for Conference, all of which will be distributed locally. Since the kits will remain local, consider adding toothpaste and hand sanitizer to the Health Kits. The collection will happen on Saturday, June 19 from 2-4 pm as part of the Annual Conference experience. The list of sites is below. Additional sites may be added.
1 – Hand Towel (No microfiber / kitchen / bath towel)
1 – Washcloth
1 – Comb (Large sturdy)
1 – Toenail or fingernail clippers
1 – Soap (Small bar)
1 – Adult size toothbrush (keep in original package)
1 – Toothpaste (small / med size)
1 – Hand sanitizer
Seal all items in 1 Gallon Zip-lock plastic bag
Ebenezer UMC (1589 Steeple Drive, Suffolk, 23433)
Wesley Community Service Center (1701 Elm Ave, Portsmouth, 23704)
Norfolk UMC (6870 N. Military Hwy, Norfolk, 23518)
Portlock UMC (2615 Bainbridge Blvd; Chesapeake, 23324)
Memorial UMC (804 Gammon Rd; VB; 23464)
The Gathering at Scott Memorial (409 First Colonial Rd; VB; 23454)
Baylake UMC (4300 Shore Dr; VB; 23455)
Courthouse Community UMC (2708 Princess Anne Rd; VB; 23456)
We are hoping to add additional sites. If you are interested in being a drop off site, please contact the District Office at firstname.lastname@example.org.