CARITAS: February 16-23

We will be hosting 40 women

How can you help?

  • Preparing Bag Lunches – You assemble the lunches in our Church Kitchen and the food is provided. (Time is flexible)
  • Making Dinners – We will pair you up with other church members who also want to help in this area. (If you are not part of a signed up group, you are more than welcome to come help! Extra hands are always useful.)
  • Helping Serve Meals – We will pair you up with other church members who also want to help in this area.
  • Spending the Night – 9:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. This requires making coffee, setting out a Continental breakfast in the morning, and handing out the packed lunches.
    • New This Year:
      • Women can spend the night (in pairs of women)
      • Married couples can spend the night
  • Making Cookies – We need 80 cookies per day; we will need 2 cookies in a ziplock bag for 40 lunches. You will bring the cookies to the Church on the morning of an assigned day.
  • Offering Special Talents – Special talents can be a range of different things from haircuts, to minor sewing projects.
  • Helping Set Up Cots – Saturday, February 16 at 1:30 p.m.
  • Toiletry Items – Toiletry Items are provided to CARITAS members. Please place donated items in the labeled box on the Missions’ Tables in the Commons areas.
    • Toiletry items are especially important this time since we donated our stock to Hurricane Sandy relief in the fall. We need travel- and trial-sized items to put in the care packages we provide for our guests.
      • Bar Soap
      • Shampoo
      • Conditioner
      • Toothbrushes
      • Toothpaste
      • Deodorant
  • Special Ways of Helping CARITAS
    • Providing a hot breakfast (Saturday, February 23)
    • Writing Table
      • Blank cards, envelopes, and stationary
    • BINGO
      • Help run BINGO
      • Provide BINGO prizes
        • bus tickets
        • wool socks
        • cosmetic bags
        • chapstick
        • candy bars
        • be creative!
    • Donate newer magazines or movies for guests to read and watch
    • Volunteer to mend clothes
    • Run a Bible study group one night
    • Foot Ministry (Thursday, February 21) – contact Judy Collins
    • Pillowcase Ministry (prior to CARITAS’ arrival) – contact Anita McAllister
    • Join of planning team to help organize – contact Laurie Gray
    • Let us know what you want to do – we always have room for more ideas and talents! – contact Laurie Gray

CARITAS Arrival & Departure times:

  • Arrive: 7:00 p.m.
  • Depart: 7:00 a.m.

Sign Up to Volunteer:

Sign up sheets are located in the Fellowship Hall during Sunday receptions or in the Upper Commons during the week.

Contact Information:

Deb Gray (804-288-5297)

Interested in volunteering? Fill out the form below and check all of the areas you are interested in!

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